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2021 MLB Handicapping
(0-1) Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers (1-0)
Date: Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Projected Pitchers: Zach Plesac vs. Julio Teheran
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -166 | +152 Tigers
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians -1.5 , Tigers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Cleveland Indians will be looking to bounce back quickly here on Saturday, as they were not expected to lose that first game right out of the gate against this Detroit Tigers team especially considering they had Shane Bieber on the mound.
Zach Plesac gets the job of putting his team in a position to win this game after that shock loss and his number suggest that he should have plenty of success here against the Detroit Tigers. Plesac had 8 starts last year and had an ERA of 2.28 with real decent strikeout stuff which should help him out here, as the Detroit Tigers strikeout a whole lot.
The Indians batters did not really help out in that first game scoring just the two runs, and that was a bit of a surprise considering the bats this lineup has like Francisco Lindor and Franmil Reyes, so I am definitely expecting them to bounce back here against Teheran.
The Detroit Tigers are very likely to end up at the bottom of the division here in 2021, but getting a win over the Indians on opening day probably did this locker room a world of good. It was also nice to see Miguel Cabrera batting in 2 of this team’s three runs, as it would also be nice, from a neutrals perspective, to see him have a good year.
Julio Teheran has great stuff, and he will get the start for the Tigers, but he has struggled with consistency in the past, so the Indians bats may have a decent chance to put up some runs here. Teheran did look quite decent in the Grapefruit League, though, so there is an equally good chance he comes in here and puts in a solid performance, but he will be up against some talented guys on the Indians batting lineup.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League Central.
- Indians are 37-15 in their last 52 games as a road favorite.
- Indians are 13-6 in their last 19 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Indians are 75-36 in their last 111 games as a favorite.
- Tigers are 16-35 in their last 51 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Tigers are 15-36 in their last 51 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Tigers are 14-44 in their last 58 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
The Cleveland Indians did not bring their best in that opening day loss, but I think we will see a hungry Indians team here, as back to back losses against the Detroit Tigers would raise some eye brows around the league.
Zach Plesac is also in a great individual matchup, and I do like the reports that he was feeling better than his actual numbers would suggest this preseason. This one really does come down to the differences in the batting, as well as the odds, with the Indians at -160 on the moneyline in a spot I would have had them in the -200 range.
There is also 50/50 action in terms of the money that has come in so far, so that line could get better by the time first pitch comes around of that incoming money comes in a bit on the Tigers.
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