MLB Prop Bets: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians – August 17, 2022

MLB Prop Bets: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians - August 17, 2022
2022-08-17 19:10:00 EDT

The Detroit Tigers (45-74) face the Cleveland Guardians (62-55) at Progressive Field on Wednesday at 7:10pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. Daniel Norris is the probable pitcher for the Tigers, while Cal Quantrill is the probable pitcher for the Guardians. The Guardians are favored to win at -210, while the Tigers are at +180. The total runs line is set at 8.0, with OVER at +100 and UNDER at -121.

  • The Tigers (-115) have a 53-66 Run Line record this season, while the Guardians (-106) hold a record of 61-56.
  • The Tigers have a 42-68-9 O/U record this season (meaning 42 games have gone over the total runs line, 68 have gone under and nine have resulted in a push). The Guardians have a 57-55-5 O/U record.

Scoring Insights

  • The Tigers are averaging 3.2 runs per game this season (30th in the league). Comparatively, the Guardians are averaging +1.1 more at 4.3 runs (16th).
  • In the field, the Tigers are allowing 4.4 runs per game this season (20th in the league), while the Guardians are allowing an average of 4.1 runs (12th).

Let’s take a look at how these teams perform in some other key statistical areas.

Batting Insights:

Batting Average

  • Looking at their batting averages this season, the Tigers are at .227 (ranking 28th in the Major leagues), while the Guardians are batting .252 (7th).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Guardians have hit 93 (29th in the Major Leagues). Meanwhile, the Tigers have managed 70 (30th).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Tigers have recorded 363 RBIs to rank T29th in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the Guardians have recorded 484 RBIs to rank 16th.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The Guardians have an earned run average of 3.79 this season (11th in the Majors), while The Tigers have an ERA of 4.02 (20th).


  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Tigers have recorded 859 this season, ranking 27th in the MLB. Meanwhile, the Guardians rank 17th for total strikeouts, recording 972.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of .239 against the Guardians this season (13th in the Major Leagues). Comparatively, the Tigers’ opponents are at .247 (20th).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Tigers 19-36-64 14-17-27 5-19-36 3-7-10 16-29-54 0-0-1 2-2-6
  • Guardians 28-21-68 15-11-28 13-10-40 15-7-31 13-14-37 0-0-0 2-2-6

Lead After Three Innings

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Tigers 35-54-30 20-25-13 15-29-16 6-11-3 29-43-27 0-0-1 5-2-3
  • Guardians 46-49-22 23-23-8 23-26-14 27-17-9 19-32-13 0-0-0 5-3-2


  • The NRFI is 60-59 in Tigers games this season. The Guardians have a 64-53 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The Tigers recorded an upset 4-3 victory over the Guardians at Progressive Field yesterday. Kerry Carpenter was unstoppable in that matchup, hitting a home run, a single and recording 2 RBIs.

Robert Steele

I'm not a fan of being called a "quants" (quantitative analyst) or "math wizard" but it's the truth. I'm a numbers guy. I love to crunch the data, make sense of it, and turn it into a winning bet.
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