Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians: Free MLB Picks
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MLB Predictions: Detroit Tigers (-154) vs. Cleveland Indians (145)
Can the once again, early surging Cleveland Indians compete with of one of best pitchers in the league in Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. Sure the Indians lead their own division but can they think they can keep it up for the whole season? Its still really early to tell if the Tigers are off to a luke warm start or if they are getting ready to start contending for the lead. The Tigers sit 5.0 games behind the AL Central leading Indians and have more than enough time to catch up. The Tigers come in at a bad spot early with just 4 of the last 10 in the win column but have a star in Justin Verlander.
After their release of the so-so Brandon Inge the Tigers still haven’t rebounded. They need to make some plays quick with human highlight reels such as Verlander and Prince Fielder. They come in with a .256 ERA as a tea but that’s the last thing we are thinking of when we think of them this season. The losses are piling up making them look much worse than their stats have them say. Justin Verlander has a WHIP of 0.80 which is crazy and an ERA of 2.14 in his 5 wins. Hes been nasty all season and looks to
command the defense and this entire team into the year.
The Indians have taken another track this early season and just winning big games. Justin Masterson will be taking the mound this game to keep pace with Verlander only looking much less spry and ready to play. His 5.04 ERA and WHIP of 1.50 don’t exactly say All Star but I’d say hes looking better than his starts look. Their hitting has been on point with a decent run average and a BA of .248 which is the best in the AL Central.
This game will feature Verlander at his best and they will take this win away form the non-media darling Indians if they dont stop him early. If he gets to his fast ball and sliders on as many change ups early on then I see no hope of Cleveland taking this form his “W” chart putting him among some of the best pitchers in the AL and even the MLB.
Pick: Detroit Tigers (-154)