Detroit Tigers (45-74) vs. Cleveland Guardians (62-55)
August 17, 2022 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Cleveland Guardians -215 / Detroit Tigers +180; Over/Under: +8
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The Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Guardians meet Wednesday in MLB action at Progressive Field. The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing 11 of their last 14 games. The Cleveland Guardians look for a win after splitting their last 6 games.
The Detroit Tigers have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 7 of their last 10 games. The Tigers have lost 23 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Javier Baez leads the Tigers with 91 hits and 45 RBI, while Miguel Cabrera and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 174 hits and 70 RBI. Daniel Norris gets the ball, and he is 0-4 with a 5.97 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Norris is 4-5 with a 4.50 ERA and 63 strikeouts in his career against the Guardians.
The Cleveland Guardians have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Guardians have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Amed Rosario leads the Guardians with 130 hits and 49 RBI, while Jose Ramirez and Steven Kwan have combined for 238 hits and 126 RBI. Cal Quantrill gets the ball, and he is 9-5 with a 3.67 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Quantrill is 2-2 with a 2.73 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 17-41 in their last 58 road games and 8-27 in their last 35 overall. The Guardians are 8-2 in their last 10 Wednesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series. The under is 12-4-5 in Tigers last 21 overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Guardians last 10 overall. The Tigers are 14-43 in the last 57 meetings in Cleveland and 26-70 in the last 96 meetings.
Daniel Norris was good in his Tigers debut, but he’s still a pitcher with a 5.97 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season. Cal Quantrill has been much more trustworthy, and that includes a 3.16 ERA and .229 allowed batting average at home. The Tigers offense is still on the struggle bus, and of course the Guardians need to win these games against lesser teams to keep their division lead. Give me the Guardians and the RL for max betting value.