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Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Cleveland Indians will be stretching a hit against the Detroit Tigers at the Comerica Park in Detroit on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 7:10 PM ET. Cleveland comes into this contest and needs a win to snap an 8-game losing streak. Meanwhile, Detroit will try to get back from their last loss to Kansas City. The Cleveland Indians are in 7th place behind the Blue Jays in the American League with a 26-23 standing and a .531 team percentage. The Indians are in 3rd place behind the Twins in the AL Central Division. The Detroit Tigers are in 4th place behind the Indians in the AL Central Division with a 21-27 standing and a team percentage of .438. The Tigers are in 11th place behind the Orioles in the American League.

Cleveland lost 8 straight games in their last 10 assignments. Francisco Lindor recorded 55 hits and 24 RBIs in leading the Tribe in the loss. Cesar Hernandez and Franmil Reyes contributed a combined 100 hits and 39 RBIs in the losing effort. Shane Bieber (7-1, 1.53 ERA, 102 Ks) will be climbing up the hill to start this showdown. Bieber posted a 4-1 record in his career versus Detroit, with a 1.82 ERA and 42 strikeouts.

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Predictions 9/17/2020

Detroit won just 3 of their last 10 contests and lost the last game (0-4) versus Kansas City. In leading the Tigers in the defeat, Jeimer Candelario scored 54 hits with 28 RBIs. Victor Reyes and Jonathan Schoop added a combined 92 hits and 36 RBIs in the losing effort. Detroit will be sending Casey Mize to the mound to start this face off. Mize marked a 0-1 record in his first career game versus Cleveland, with a 5.85 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season.

The Indians recorded 3 key players on their injured list. Relief Pitcher J. Rodriguez (shoulder), Catcher R. Perez (rest), and Second Baseman C. Hernandez (rest) will be sitting on the bench for Cleveland. The Tigers will be missing 8 key players in their line-up. Starting Pitchers D. Agrazal (forearm), I. Nova (triceps), Catcher A. Romine (rest), First Baseman C. Cron (knee), Second Basemen H. Castro (hamstring), J. Schoop (wrist), Center Fielder J. Jones (hand), and Left Fielder C. Stewart (rest) will not be seeing action in the field tonight.

Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers. The MLB Pick for this match-up is Cleveland -1.5. The Indians are 61-29 SU in their last 90 contests on a Thursday, 66-32 SU in their last 98 outings as a favorite, and 1-4 SU in their last 5 match-ups during game 1 of a series. The OVER is 4-1 in the Indians’ last 5 contests overall. The Tigers are 18-39 SU in their last 57 outings during game 1 of a series, 24-64 in their last 88 games at home, and 6-20 SU in their last 26 assignments on a Thursday. The prediction, pick the Indians -1.5 to a score of 7-1.

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Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020


MLB Odds: Cleveland Indians -1.5

MLB Totals: 7.5

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