Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Prediction

Tigers vs Indians Predictions
July 4th 2016

The Cleveland Indians will try to put their starting pitchers back on track and avoid a third straight loss when they host the Detroit Tigers in the opener of a three-game series on Monday. Cleveland had its winning streak come to an end with a 9-6 setback on Saturday and had to send catcher Chris Gimenez to the mound to throw the final two innings in a 17-1 drubbing on Sunday. Detroit has not lost since falling to Cleveland on June 26 and began its road trip by taking four straight at Tampa Bay by a combined 28-12.

GAME: Detroit Tigers (44-38) at Cleveland Indians (49-32)
DATE/TIME: Monday, July 04 – 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
LINE: Indians (-170) TOTAL: 8
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, ESPN, FSN Detroit, SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland)

Starting Pitchers: Tigers LH Daniel Norris (1-0, 4.09 ERA)
vs Indians RH Danny Salazar (10-3, 2.22)

Norris has yet to make it past the sixth inning but did manage to secure a win over Miami on Wednesday, when he struck out eight and scattered two runs and eight hits over five innings. Salazar leads the American League in ERA and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 14 of his 15 starts. Salazar was not quite as sharp at Detroit on June 24, when he was reached for three runs on four hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings.

Tigers vs Indians Betting Trends

DETROIT TIGERS
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Detroit’s last 13 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
CLEVELAND INDIANS
Cleveland is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Cleveland’s last 13 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit

Tigers vs Indians Prediction

The Indians are hurting and will send Salazar out to turn things around. The Tigers are heating up with the summer and those bats should keep it going today. Salazar may be good today but he will not pitch a complete game and the relievers for the Indians have hit the wall. On Detroit’s side, they are hitting the ball but they also have some weakness once the starters are out. I am not taking a side in this game, however I am betting on the total to go over 8 runs.

Score Prediction:
Indians 7 – Tigers 5