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Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction 7-8-24 Picks

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Cleveland Guardians (55-32) vs. Detroit Tigers (41-48)
July 8, 2024 6:40 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Tigers +130 / Cleveland Guardians -154; Over/Under: +8.5
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The Cleveland Guardians and the Detroit Tigers meet Monday in MLB action from Comerica Park. Here’s a Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians prediction. This will be the first installment in a four-Game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the Game.

Cleveland Guardians Betting Preview

Over the weekend, the Guardians took on the San Francisco Giants. Cleveland lost 4-2 in the Friday opener, but then came back for a 5-4 win in Game two. In the Sunday rubber match, the Guardians eked out a 5-4 victory. Starter Carlos Carrasco finished with 5.0 innings and three earned runs.

For the starter gig in the Monday Game the Guardians will send out Gavin Williams. In his lone start this year Williams went 4.0 innings in a loss. Williams is 3-6 with a 3.66 career ERA in 17 starts.

Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

Over on the Tigers’ side, they played the Cincinnati Reds in their weekend set. Detroit won the first two installments of that set 5-4 and 5-3. On Sunday the Tigers scored three runs in the eighth inning to top off a 5-1 win. Tarik Skubal went 7.0 innings with one earned and 13 Ks as starter.

As starter for Monday’s matchup the Tigers will go with Keider Montero. This year in the first three Games (two starts) of his career Montero is 1-2 with a 6.0 ERA.

Tigers vs Guardians Pick Injury Notes

Last week the Tigers placed SP Casey Mize on the 15-day Injured List (retroactive to July 1) with a strained left hamstring.

Total Runs Facts

  • Each of the Tigers’ last seven games as underdogs against AL Central opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • Each of the Guardians’ last four games as favorites against American League opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Guardians’ last six games against American League opponents.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Tigers’ last three games.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Jack Flaherty has recorded a win in each of his last four appearances with the Tigers as underdogs.
  • Gio Urshela has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances with his team as an underdog against the Guardians.
  • Gio Urshela has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine home appearances against the Guardians after playing the previous day.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances with the Tigers as home underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Gio Urshela has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine home appearances against the Guardians after playing the previous day.
  • Riley Greene has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances with the Tigers as home underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Kerry Carpenter has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances with the Tigers as home underdogs.
  • Jack Flaherty has recorded seven or more strikeouts in each of his last five home appearances.
  • Carson Kelly has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances with the Tigers against AL opponents.

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Steven Kwan has hit a home run in three of the Guardians’ last five games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded at least one Double in three of the Guardians’ last four games as favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Jose Ramirez has scored at least one run in nine of the Guardians’ last 11 games as road favorites.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Guardians’ last four games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded at least one hit in each of the Guardians’ last nine road games against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one Single in seven of the Guardians’ last eight games.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded at least one total base in each of the Guardians’ last nine road games against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction

I might take a stab on the Tigers. Probably staying away, though. It’ll be interesting to see what Williams can do in his second start of the season regardless, though. On July 3 versus the White Sox, Williams took a loss in his debut with 4.0 innings, five earned, seven hits and two walks with two Ks.

On Sunday the Tigers put together a nice offensive performance on 12 team hits. Zach McKinstry came away with three RBI, two hits and a homer, while Gio Urshela had three hits with a run. If Detroit can keep the bats hot they’ll be in good shape Monday. It’ll depend somewhat on how the starters do, though.

Andrew's Free Pick: Detroit Tigers +130

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