Cleveland Indians VS Detroit Tigers

MLB Baseball 01:10 PM ET

Thursday

08/23/2020

FSDT, STOH

Spread: Cleveland Indians -235

Over/Under: 9

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians 8/23/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians 8/23/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians 8/23/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Detroit Tigers will be batting baseballs against the Cleveland Indians at the Progressive Field in Cleveland on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 1:10 PM ET. Detroit will try to get back with the Tribe (1-6), Saturday. Meanwhile, Cleveland will play in the finale to gain the lead in this three-game weekend series versus the Tigers. The Detroit Tigers, with a 10-15 standing and a .400 team percentage, are in 11th place in the American League and are in 5th place in the AL Central Division. The Indians are in 2nd place in the AL Central Division, with a .630 team percentage and a 17-10 standing and are in 5th place in the American League.

Detroit recorded a 1-9 (win-loss) record in their last 10 outings. In their Saturday’s defeat to Cleveland, Willi Castro scored the lone RBI and a solo home run in the fourth frame. Matthew Boyd contributed two earned and five hits with six strikeouts in 5.1 innings of pitching. The Tigers will be sending 23-year old Tarik Skubal to start this game finale.

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Predictions 8/23/2020

Cleveland is trying to build up after winning 7 of their last 10 contests, including their Saturday’s victory over Detroit. Triston McKenzie played good in that victory with two hits, one earned and nine strikeouts in 6.0 innings of work in that winning effort. Cesar Hernandez and Francisco Lindor each chipped in 3 hits and combined for 2 runs and an RBI. The Tigers will be sending Carlos Carrasco (2-2, 3.71 ERA, 35 KS) to start this season. In his whole major league career, Carrasco is 87-71 with a 3.81 ERA and 1258 strikeouts in 1201.0 innings.

The Tigers posted 9 key players injured in their line-up. Starting Pitchers J. Zimmermann (forearm), I. Nova (triceps) and D. Agrazal (forearm), First Baseman C. Cron (knee), Second Basemen N. Goodrum (rest) and H. Castro (hamstring), Shortstop S. Alcantara (undisclosed status), Catcher G. Greiner (rest), and Center Fielder D. Cameron (undisclosed status) will not be playing in the field today. The Indians reported 4 key players who will not play today. Starting Pitcher M. Clevinger and Relief Pitcher Z. Plesac are under quarantine due to COVID 19 infection. Left Fielder J. Bauers and Right Fielder O. Mercado were advised to take a rest.

Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians. The MLB Pick for this match-up is Cleveland -235. The Tigers are 1-10 SU in their last 11 contests, and 1-5 SU in their last 6 outings on the road. Detroit is 1-11 SU in their last 12 match-ups when playing on the road against the Tribe. The Indians are 7-1 SU in their last 8 contests, and 11-1 SU in their last 12 outings when playing at home against the Tigers. The totals went UNDER in 14 of Cleveland’s last 19 match-ups against an opponent in the American League. The prediction, pick the Indians -235 at 5-2.

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MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM ET

Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020

TV: FSDT, STOH

MLB Odds: Cleveland Indians -235

MLB Totals: 9

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