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Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers - 7/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
Date & Time Tuesday July 16, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Progressive Field
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Detroit Tigers / Cleveland Indians -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSDT, STOh
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The Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians meet Tuesday in MLB action at Progressive Field.

The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing three of their last four games. The Tigers have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last four games. The Detroit Tigers have lost six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 97 hits and 33 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and Niko Goodrum have combined for 159 hits and 67 RBI. Ryan Carpenter gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 8.36 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Carpenter is 0-2 with a 12.38 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Indians.

The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Indians have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Cleveland Indians have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Carlos Santana leads the Indians with 96 hits and 54 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez have combined for 162 hits and 71 RBI. Zach Plesac gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.00 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Plesac’s second career game against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 16-43 in their last 59 during game 2 of a series, 3-13 in their last 16 vs. American League Central and 12-40 in their last 52 overall. The Indians are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games, 12-3 in their last 15 vs. American League Central and 7-2 in their last 9 overall. The Tigers are 7-24 in the last 31 meetings in Cleveland and 18-51 in the last 69 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Indians last 5 overall. The over is 7-2 in Tigers last 9 overall.

Carpenter has allowed 32 hits and 19 earned runs in his last 18.2 innings, and he's allowing a .331 batting average this season. Plesac has been shaky in his last two starts and has also picked up an issue with keeping the ball in the park, but he's going up against a Tigers lineup that often struggles to score and has done nothing but piled up the losses these last two months. I'm not thrilled with this pitching matchup, but we have a Tigers team that's mailed it in a while ago and an Indians team that's hot and chasing down a playoff spot. Give me the home team. 

Pick:
Cleveland Indians

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