Skip to main content

Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians - 5/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cleveland Indians (20-20) at Detroit Tigers (18-22)
Date & Time Tuesday May 15, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Detroit Tigers +135 / Cleveland Indians -145 --- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
STOh, FSDT
Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today!
MLB | Cleveland Indians (20-20) at Detroit Tigers (18-22)
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Comerica Park.

The Cleveland Indians could use a victory here after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Indians have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Cleveland Indians have split their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 54 hits and 26 RBI while Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley have combined for 84 hits and 55 RBI. Josh Tomlin gets the ball, and he is 0-4 with a 8.06 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Tomlin is 7-6 with a 4.87 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.

The Detroit Tigers look for another victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Tigers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in each of their last seven games. The Detroit Tigers have won seven of their last 12 games when scoring at least three runs. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 47 hits and 23 RBI while Jeimer Candelario and Leonys Martin have combined for 77 hits and 31 RBI. Francisco Liriano gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 3.35 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Liriano is 5-7 with a 4.11 ERA and 101 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.

The Indians are 21-8 in their last 29 during game 2 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 1-4 in Tomlins last 5 starts. The Tigers are 4-9 in their last 13 Tuesday games, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 15-37 in their last 52 vs. American League Central. The Indians are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Detroit, 37-16 in the last 53 meetings and 6-2 in Tomlins last 8 starts vs. Tigers.

The Detroit Tigers are putting together some decent victories as of late, while the Indians continue to be hit or miss despite all the talent. Tomlin has also been downright awful this season, allowing 25 runs in 25.2 innings and a .339 batting average. You just can't lay juice with him on the mound. Liriano has allowed no more than three runs in each of his seven starts this season and is giving up just a .199 batting average. Hard not to take the Tigers and the plus money at home.

Pick:
Detroit Tigers +135

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

Top 10 Sport Sites