Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Odds - Free MLB Prediction

May 15, 7:10 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Indians -140 / Tigers +130

The Tigers took the opener of this three-game set beating the Indians 6-3 as an enormous +230 favorite. Detroit's starter Mike Fliers pitched well over six innings allowing just three hits and an HR by Jose Ramirez was the only blemish.

The Tigers have now won three of their last four home games to move their record to 11-9 at Comerica Park. The defeat by Cleveland evened their road trip record at 2-2 with seven more games to go.

This season the Indians rank 9th in runs scored and 13th in team ERA, and the Tigers rank 14th in runs scored and 16th in team ERA.

Pitching Match-Up

Cleveland: Josh Tomlin (0-4 8.05 ERA)
Detroit: Francisco Liriano (3-1 3.35 ERA)

Tomlin has yet to record a win this season going 0-4, and he hasn't pitched well with zero quality starts and getting tagged for four or more runs in four of his starts. In his last start, he gave up four earned runs on eight hits giving up three HR in seven innings in a 7-6 loss to the New York Yankees. He has now given up 13 home runs in 25 2/3 innings. The Indians lone win with Tomlin on the hill came in his second start of the season facing the Tigers where he went five innings and did not give up any earned runs allowing four hits in the 2-1 Cleveland win. In 17 career appearances, including 13 starts, against the Tigers Tomlin is 7-6 with an ERA of 4.87.


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In Liriano’s last start he gave up three earned runs on four hits over four innings in a 5-4 loss to the Texas Rangers. The Tigers have lost three of his last four starts, including his previous two, and in his seven starts, this season he has not given up more than three earned runs. Liriano faced the Indians in his 2nd start of the season where he went six innings and gave up two earned runs but got no help in a 2-0 Detroit loss. In 21 career appearances, including 16 starts, against the Indians Liriano is 5-7 with an ERA of 4.11.

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Cleveland at Detroit Betting Angles

The Indians are 36-15 in their last 51 games against the Tigers.

The Indians are 6-1 in their last seven road games against the Tigers.

In the last seven games between these teams, the Under record is 5-2.

Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Records

Cleveland Indians: 20-20 SU / O/U 21-18 / Run Line W/L 16-24
Detroit Tigers: 18-22 SU / O/U 18-21 / Run Line W/L 22-18

Indians at Tigers MLB Key Betting Trends

  • CLE is 1-5 in their last six road games
  • CLE is 21-9 in their previous 30 games following a loss
  • CLE has an Over record of 16-5-1 in their last 22 games
  • DET is 5-1 in their last six home games
  • DET is 22-50 in their previous 72 games against a right-hand starter
  • DET has an Over record of 5-1-1 in their last seven games

Key Player Injuries


[P] 03/26/2018 - Cody Anderson 60-day DL (02/25) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Ryan Merritt 10-day DL (03/26) ( Knee )
[CF] 05/13/2018 - Tyler Naquin 10-day DL (05/12) ( Hamstring )
[P] 05/13/2018 - Tyler Olson is out indefinitely ( Paternity List )
[P] 05/04/2018 - Danny Salazar 60-day DL (03/26) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/03/2018 - Nick Goody 10-day DL (05/03) ( Elbow )
[RF] 04/08/2018 - Lonnie Chisenhall 10-day DL (04/08) ( Calf )


[3B] 05/14/2018 - Jeimer Candelario is "?" Tuesday vs. Cleveland Indians ( Wrist )
[LF] 05/14/2018 - Nicholas Castellanos is "?" Tuesday vs. Cleveland Indians ( Finger )
(!)[1B] 05/04/2018 - Miguel Cabrera 10-day DL (05/04) ( Hamstring )
[CF] 05/08/2018 - Leonys Martin 10-day DL (05/09) ( Hamstring )
[P] 05/08/2018 - Alex Wilson 10-day DL (05/08) ( Foot )
[P] 05/08/2018 - Jordan Zimmermann 10-day DL (05/08) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/30/2018 - Daniel Norris 60-day DL (04/30) ( Groin )

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Indians at Tigers Prediction 5/15/18

Sure Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin pitched well earlier this season at home against Detroit’s pitching five scoreless innings, but the majority of his starts in 2018 have been disastrous. He brings only moderate numbers against the projected lineup with the Tigers’ batters hitting .260 over 96 at bats. Francisco Liriano gets the ball for Detroit and his been ultra-consistent over seven starts allowing three or fewer runs per outing but not always reaching the minimum of six innings to get the quality start. He was sharp in his outing back in early April against the Indians getting the QS throwing six innings allowing just two runs. Tomlin has better historical numbers especially in the W/L versus opponent metric, but the value tonight is with the Detroit.

Free Pick: 
Take the Detroit Tigers +130

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