Tigers at Indians - 5/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (14-10) at Cleveland Indians (10-11)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)
J Verlander (2-2) (5.46) vs. J Tomlin (3-0) (3.18)
The Line: Cleveland Indians / Detroit Tigers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians begin a three-game series Tuesday afternoon.
The Detroit Tigers look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Tigers offense has been getting it done with 19 runs scored in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Detroit Tigers have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 31 hits, Nick Castellanos has 18 RBI and Victor Martinez has five home runs. Justin Verlander gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 5.46 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Verlander is 18-19 with a 4.38 ERA and 300 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Indians offense has been hit or miss with just seven runs scored in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Cleveland Indians have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 25 hits, Jason Kipnis has 13 RBI and Carlos Santana has four home runs. Josh Tomlin takes the hill, and he’s 3-0 with a 3.18 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Tomlin is 4-5 with a 5.51 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 2-5 in Verlanders last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Indians are 17-8 in their last 25 during game 1 of a series and 11-1 in Tomlins last 12 starts. The Tigers are 21-8 in the last 29 meetings in Cleveland and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
You see Verlander's career numbers against the Indians? 300 strikeouts? The Indians are also in a slump right now and have had issues putting runs on the board. You have to like Detroit with the better pitcher on the hill.