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Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers - 9/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers
Date & Time Tuesday September 17, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Progressive Field
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
Cleveland Indians -275 / Detroit Tigers +226 O/U: 10.5
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The Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians will match up on the MLB circuit Tuesday to begin their series.

The Tigers just finished up a set against the Orioles. Detroit managed an 8-4 win Saturday but lost 6-2 Friday and 8-2 Sunday. In the Monday finale, the Tigers bagged a 5-2 win.

The Tigers are going with Zac Reininger in the start Tuesday. Reininger is 0-2 with an 8.25 ERA and 12 Ks this year.

Over on the Indians’ side, they played the Twins over the weekend. Following a pair of losses in the Saturday doubleheader, Cleveland managed to avoid the sweep with a 7-5 win Sunday.

In Tuesday’s game, the Indians are sending out Adam Plutko to start. Over 97.2 innings and a 6-4 mark so far, Pluto has a 4.42 ERA with 66 Ks and 21 BBs.

Detroit is 18-38 in their last 56 Tuesday games and 7-21 in their last 28 in game one of a series. The Tigers are 4-12 in Boyd’s last 16 Tuesday starts and 5-17 in his last 22 starts.

Meanwhile, the Indians are 21-8 in their last 29 in game one of a series and 2-5 in their last seven Tuesday games. Cleveland is 4-1 in Plutko’s last five home starts and 14-5 in his last 19 starts.

The Tigers were going to go with Matthew Boyd in this one but he’s been scratched. It’ll be a bit of a scramble to patch the rotation here.

As for Plutko, he’s given up four earned in 10.1 innings over his last pair without a decision. He hasn’t won a game since August 27, but I think Plutko will get one here. I’m going Indians in the opener.

Cleveland Indins -275

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