Guardians vs Tigers Odds, Lines & Spread (Aug 11)

Guardians vs Tigers Odds, Lines & Spread (Aug 11)

Guardians vs Tigers odds

Aug 10, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Cleveland Guardians left fielder Stevan Kwan (38) high fives teammate Josh Naylor (22) after scoring a run against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Guardians are -170 road favorites over the Detroit Tigers in an American League afternoon game set for Thursday, August 11
On Wednesday, the Tigers were firing GM Al Avila after six years on the job
Get the Guardians vs Tigers odds and picks, below

The Cleveland Guardians (58-52, 29-30 away) are beginning to change their fortunes. Meanwhile, the more things change, the more they stay the same for the Detroit Tigers (43-69, 26-32 home).

Cleveland is a winner of five in a row. That run of success is enabling the Guardians to move into a tie with the Minnesota Twins atop the AL Central.

In Detroit, the Tigers are settling into the AL Central basement. They are 2-9 straight up in their last 11 games. Wednesday, the Tigers were making the decision to fire longtime GM Al Avila.

It didn’t change their fortunes in the 3-2 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday. Oddsmakers aren’t forecasting change for Thursday, either. It’s the visiting Guardians who are -170 favorites in the wrap up of this three-game series. Detroit is 4-3 SU in the club’s last seven home games against Cleveland.

First pitch at Comerica Park is set for 1:10pm ET on Thursday, August 11. Sunny skies with 10 mph wind and a temperature of 77 degrees are in the weather forecast.

Guardians vs Tigers Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Cleveland Guardians
-170
-1.5 (+100)
O 8.5 (-105)
Detroit Tigers
+143
+1.5 (-120)
U 8.5 (-115)

Odds as of August 11 at Caesars Sportsbook. See available Caesars Sportsbook bonus code. 

 

 

At odds of -170, the Guardians are offering an implied probability of victory of 62.96% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on Cleveland would deliver a payout of $15.90.

In the MLB Division odds, the betting line is displaying Cleveland as the third choice at +1200 to be AL Central champions. Detroit is a +9000 longshot to win the division. The MLB pennant odds show the Guardians at +4500 and the Tigers at +100000. In the World Series odds, Cleveland is +9000 and Detroit is at +100000.

Cleveland vs Detroit Probable Pitchers

Right-hander Zach Plesac’s nickname is Sac. Perhaps this season, that handle should be changed to Sad Sack.

Plesac is third in the AL in losses (10). He’s seventh in earned runs allowed (54). Turning to fancy stats, Plesac is rating among the bottom 5% of MLB pitchers in xBA (.282) and xSLG (.481) and in the bottom 6% of xERA (5.45), xwOBA (.358) and xwOBAcon (.406).

Zach Plesac 4 Strikeouts vs Astros#ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/mT2v37mMuj

— Guardians Pitching Highlights (@GuardsPitching) August 5, 2022

He’s 0-5 with a 5.14 ERA over his last seven starts. Take it back to his past 15 starts and Plesac is 1-7 with a 4.50 ERA. His last win was on June 5.

In two starts against Detroit this season, Plesac is 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA. However, in nine career starts against the Tigers, Plesac is 4-2 with a 2.25 ERA.

Plesac vs Hill Stats

2-10
W-L
2-3
4.49
ERA
5.12
5.45
xERA
6.40
1.35
WHIP
1.39
0.00
SO/W Ratio
1.21

In his MLB debut on July 4, Tigers right-hander Garrett Hill beat Plesac and the Guardians 4-1. He allowed two hits and one earned run over six innings of work.

Since then . . . well, let’s just say it hasn’t been going as swimmingly. Hill went 0-3 the rest of July. He’s allowed 17 earned runs over his past 25.2 innings on the mound. That’s a 5.96 ERA.

One stat line that stands out about Garrett Hill’s start tonight. He generated 15 swings and misses. pic.twitter.com/8UYX7RQoRF

— Rogelio Castillo (@rogcastbaseball) August 7, 2022

Hill did turn it around in his last start, though. Working 5.2 innings of six-hit ball, Hill allowed one earned run and got the decision in a 9-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

At Comerica Park, he’s been a much better pitcher. Hill is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA in three home starts.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Guardians Batters
Batting Average vs Hill
Tigers Batters
Batting Average vs Plesac
Will Benson
.000
Akill Baddoo
.000
Tyler Freeman
.000
Tucker Barnhart
.000
Andres Gimenez
.000
Javier Baez
.000
Oscar Gonzalez
.000
Miguel Cabrera
.158
Austin Hedges
.000
Jeimar Candelario
.188
Nolan Jones
.000
Kerry Carpenter
.000
Steven Kwan
.333
Harold Castro
.273
Luke Maile
.000
Willi Castro
.467
Owen Miller
.000
Kody Clemens
.333
Josh Naylor
.500
Riley Greene
.400
Jose Ramirez
.000
Eric Haase
.200
Amed Rosario
.000
Victor Reyes
.333
Myles Straw
.000
Jonathan School
.143

In their one previous meeting with Hill, Josh Naylor was 1-for-2 (.500) and that one hit was a solo homer. Steven Kwan is 1-for-3 (.333).

Riley Greene hits his 3rd home run of the year to put the Tigers up 3-0, Dan Dickerson on the call #DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/Flg3Kpb3HL

— Dan Dickerson Calls? (@dannydHRs) August 6, 2022

While Plesac has stymied Detroit’s stars, he’s proven much less successful against several other Tigers. Rookie Riley Greene is 2-for-5 (.400) with a homer and three RBI. Fellow rookie Kody Clemens is 1-for-3 (.333). Will Castro is 7-for-15 (.467) with two RBI. Victor Reyes is 3-for-9 (.333).

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Guardians vs Tigers Prediction

Cleveland is seeking a sweep of Detroit and to extend the club’s winning streak to six games. They’ll also be looking for their sixth straight win over the Tigers. They’ll also be looking to get their road record this season back to .500.

However, Hill is clearly a different pitcher on his home hill. He’s beaten Plesac and the Guardians once already this season. The Tigers are 2-1 SU at home with Hill on the bump.

Pick: Detroit Tigers ML (+143)

 

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