Indians vs. Tigers - 9/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (64-75) at Cleveland Indians (68-70)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
J Verlander (3-7) (3.43) vs. Cody Anderson (3-3) (3.72)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -111 / Detroit Tigers +101 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians play game two Friday night.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Tigers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Tigers have won four of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 167 hits and 67 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 159 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost five of their last six road games. Justin Verlander gets the ball, and he’s 3-7 with a 3.43 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Verlander is 18-17 with a 4.39 ERA and 285 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Indians have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Indians have won seven of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Michael Brantley leads Cleveland with 156 hits and 81 RBI while Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana have combined for 114 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have won six straight home games. Cody Anderson takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 3.72 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This is Anderson’s second career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 0-7 in their last 7 Friday games and 4-12 in Verlanders last 16 starts. The Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record. The Tigers are 20-6 in the last 26 meetings in Cleveland.
Sure, the Tigers are waiting for the offseason and the Indians are picking up steam again. However, we're getting Verlander with plus money. I like the value with Detroit here.