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Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction 7-9-24 Picks

Cleveland Guardians (56-32) vs. Detroit Tigers (42-48)
July 9, 2024 6:40 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Tigers +135 / Cleveland Guardians -161; Over/Under: +8.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction for this MLB game on Tuesday, July 9th at Comerica Park. 

Guardians Offense Shutout

The Guardians would have only needed two runs scored on Monday to find success, but they couldn’t get it done, and they ended up losing 1-0. Scott Barlow was the losing pitcher, recording only one out and giving up the run. The Guardians are averaging 4.96 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.85 runs per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 4th. People still are trying to count this team out, but it’s clear that they are here to stay. Jose Ramirez has hit 23 home runs and driven in 76 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Guardians will be Ben Lively who sits with an 8-4 record and an ERA of 3.14. In his last start against the Chicago White Sox, he went six innings giving up six hits and three runs. 

Why the Guardians Will Beat the Tigers

  • The Tigers have lost each of their last seven night games at Comerica Park following a home win.
  • The Guardians have won four of their last five night games against the Tigers following a loss.
  • The Tigers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five home games following a home win.
  • The Guardians have covered the run line in each of their last seven Tuesday road games.

Tigers Leaned on Pitching

The Tigers really leaned on the pitching on Monday, and they were able to secure the 1-0 victory. Keider Montero went 6.1 innings, giving up three hits and zero earned runs. The Tigers are averaging 4.12 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.33 runs per game. The offense is ranked 20th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 13th. Riley Greene still isn’t getting talked about enough, and he has hit 17 home runs and driven in 45 RBIs so far this season. Kenta Maeda gets the start for the Tigers, and he sits with a 2-5 record and an ERA of 6.71. In his last start against the Minnesota Twins, he went 3.2 innings giving up nine hits and nine runs. The Tigers will meet the Dodgers after this series.

Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 

This is the start for Maeda that finally gets him out of the league. He has really struggled for the Tigers and in his last start against the Minnesota Twins he went gave up nine hits and nine runs. The Guardians’ offense is averaging 4.96 runs, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Tigers aren’t going to have any answer, and this game will get out of control here. Back the Guardians on the run line. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Guardians -1.5

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Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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