Guardians vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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Guardians vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 18, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Detroit Tigers (5-9) will put their three-game win streak to the test when they host the Cleveland Guardians (9-7) Tuesday at 1:10 PM ET on BSDET. Oddsmakers consider the Guardians to be -118 favorites, while the Tigers are -102 underdogs to keep their streak alive.

Cleveland’s Hunter Gaddis and Detroit’s Matthew Boyd have been named the starters for this contest.

Guardians vs. Tigers Odds

  • Guardians odds to win: -118
  • Tigers odds to win: -102
  • Spread: Guardians -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Time: 1:10 PM ET

Who Will Win Guardians vs. Tigers?

Guardians and Tigers Betting Trends

The Guardians have been the moneyline favorite nine total times this season. They’ve finished 5-4 in those games.

Cleveland has gone 5-4 (winning 55.6% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -118 or shorter.

The Tigers have won five, or 35.7%, of the 14 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

This season, Detroit has won five of its 14 games, or 35.7%, when it’s the underdog by at least -102 on the moneyline.

The Guardians have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total nine times this season for a 9-6-1 record against the over/under.

The Tigers’ games have gone over the total in nine of their 14 chances.

Guardians Stats & Insights

The Guardians rank 18th in runs scored with 74, 4.6 per game.

Cleveland is second-worst in MLB play with eight home runs.

The Guardians rank 19th in MLB with a .239 batting average.

Cleveland strikes out 7.3 times per game, the third-fewest mark in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Guardians has a collective 7.8 K/9, the fifth-worst in the majors.

Cleveland has the 12th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.16).

Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers have scored the fewest runs in the league this season with just 50 (3.6 per game).

Detroit has hit just 10 homers this season, which ranks 28th in the majors.

The Tigers have a team batting average of just .208 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.

Detroit ranks 14th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 10.1 Ks per contest.

The Tigers have a 7.3 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 28th in baseball.

Detroit has the 29th-ranked ERA (5.88) in the majors this season.

Guardians Key Players to Watch

Gaddis (0-1) takes the mound for the Guardians in his fourth start of the season. He has an 8.53 ERA in 12 2/3 innings pitched, with 11 strikeouts.

Jose Ramirez has been key for Cleveland with 18 hits, an OBP of .430 plus a slugging percentage of .468.

Steven Kwan is a key run producer for Cleveland with a .258 average and 10 RBI.

Andres Gimenez has 18 hits this season and a slash line of .286/.366/.413.

Myles Straw leads Cleveland in batting average (.333) this season.

Tigers Key Players to Watch

Boyd heads to the mound for the Tigers to make his third start of the season, seeking his first win.

Nick Maton leads the Tigers with three home runs and nine runs batted in.

Spencer Torkelson has three doubles, a home run and a walk while batting .214.

Kerry Carpenter is batting .212 with three doubles, two home runs and four walks.

Riley Greene is hitting .232 with two triples, a home run and five walks.

Guardians and Tigers Injuries

Guardians: Aaron Civale: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Sam Hentges: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Tigers: Austin Meadows: 10 Day IL (Anxiety), Matt Manning: 15 Day IL (Foot), Beau Brieske: 15 Day IL (Arm), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Guardians vs. Tigers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Guardians 6, Tigers 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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