Tigers vs. Indians - 9/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (65-68) at Detroit Tigers (61-73)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
D Salazar (12-7) (3.27) vs. J Verlander (3-6) (3.40)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -143 / Cleveland Indians +133 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Indians have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Indians have won eight straight when scoring more than three runs. Michael Brantley leads Cleveland with 151 hits and 75 RBI while Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana have combined for 112 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost five of their last eight road games. Cody Anderson gets the nod, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.17 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This is Anderson’s first career game against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Tigers have lost 14 straight when scoring three or less runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 163 hits and 66 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias have combined for 112 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost six of their last eight games. Justin Verlander takes the hill, and he’s 3-6 with a 3.40 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Verlander is 18-16 with a 4.41 ERA and 281 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 5-11 in their last 16 games as an underdog. The Tigers are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 4-11 in Verlanders last 15 starts. The Tigers are 8-3 in Verlanders last 11 home starts vs. Indians.
Verlander hasn't been great this season and the Tigers are a team that's just waiting for the offseason to begin. Hard not to take a red hot Indians team and the plus money.