Guardians vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 8, 2023

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Guardians vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 8, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Cleveland Guardians will take the field against the Detroit Tigers (15-18) on Monday. The game begins at 6:10 PM ET on BSGL, with the Guardians listed as -200 favorites on the moneyline.

Cleveland’s Tanner Bibee gets the start, and he’ll go against Detroit’s Joey Wentz.

Guardians vs. Tigers Odds

  • Guardians odds to win: -200
  • Tigers odds to win: +167
  • Spread: Guardians -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 8, 2023
  • Time: 6:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSGL

Who Will Win Guardians vs. Tigers?

Guardians and Tigers Betting Trends

The Guardians have put together a 10-10 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games).

Cleveland has played four times as moneyline favorites with odds of -200 or shorter, and lost each game.

The Tigers have been underdogs in 32 games this season and won 14 (43.8%) of those contests.

Detroit has a record of 5-6, a 45.5% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +167 or more by sportsbooks this season.

The Guardians have played in 33 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 11 times (11-21-1).

The Tigers and their opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 33 games with a total this season.

Guardians Stats & Insights

The Guardians score the third-fewest runs in baseball (122 total, 3.6 per game).

Cleveland has hit 18 home runs this season, the lowest total in MLB action.

The Guardians have the second-worst batting average in the league (.224).

Cleveland strikes out 7.7 times per game, the third-fewest mark in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Guardians has a collective 7.4 K/9, the worst in MLB.

Cleveland’s 3.77 team ERA ranks ninth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers have scored 121 runs (just 3.7 per game) this season, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Detroit’s 29 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.

The Tigers rank 27th in MLB with a team batting average of just .228.

Detroit ranks 23rd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.5 Ks per contest.

The Tigers average just 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 28th in the league.

Detroit has pitched to a 4.60 ERA this season, which ranks 19th in baseball.

Guardians Key Players to Watch

The Guardians will look to Bibee (1-0) in his third start this season.

Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in batting average (.282) and home runs (three) this season, while also chipping in with 18 RBI.

Steven Kwan has collected 37 hits this season and has an OBP of .367. He’s slugging .341 on the year.

Josh Bell leads Cleveland in home runs with three. He’s driven in 16 runs and is slugging .375.

Andres Gimenez is batting .218 with an OBP of .301 and a slugging percentage of .328 this season.

Tigers Key Players to Watch

Wentz (0-3) will take to the mound for the Tigers and make his seventh start of the season.

Javier Baez has five doubles, three home runs and eight walks while hitting .259.

Spencer Torkelson has capitalized on opportunities as he paces his team with 16 RBI.

Riley Greene paces the Tigers with a .262 batting average.

Matt Vierling is batting .248 with six doubles, two home runs and seven walks.

Guardians and Tigers Injuries

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

Tigers: Kerry Carpenter: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Trey Wingenter: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Beau Brieske: 15 Day IL (Arm), Matt Manning: 60 Day IL (Foot), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), 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 4, Tigers 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 7.5 runs
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