Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Guardians - 5/21/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Guardians - 5/21/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Guardians (17-19) vs Detroit Tigers (13-26)

Game Info: Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Shane Bieber (1-2) (3.96) vs Alex Faedo (0-1) (2.87)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -180 / Detroit Tigers +155 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Tigers will play the Cleveland Guardians in Game 2 of their series on Saturday night at Progressive Field.

The Detroit Tigers are 13-26 this season and have lost three games in a row. Detroit is coming off of a Game 1 loss on Friday night, by a score of 6-1. The Detroit pitching staff has a 3.67 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average this season. The Tigers offense has scored 106 runs with a .219 batting average and a .282 on base percentage. Miguel Cabrera is batting .276 with three home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Tigers this season. The projected starter for Detroit is Alex Faedo, who is 0-1 with a 2.87 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 15.2 innings pitched this season.

The Cleveland Guardians are 17-19 this season and have lost three of their last four games. Prior to their Game 1 win, Cleveland lost both games in their series against the Reds. The Cleveland pitching staff has a 4.01 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a .228 opponent batting average. The Guardians offense has scored 169 with a .247 batting average and a .312 on base percentage this year. Jose Ramirez is batting .287 with nine home runs and 37 RBI’s for the Guardians this season. The projected starter for Cleveland is Shane Bieber, who is 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 38.2 innings pitched this season.

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Detroit is 4-10 in their last 14 game two’s of a series and 7-20 in their last 27 games. The under is 12-3-2 in Detroit’s last 17 Saturday games. Cleveland is 3-5 in their last 8 games and 36-17 in their last 53 games as a favorite. The over is 7-4 in Cleveland’s last 11 home games. Detroit is 18-63 in these two teams last 81 head to head meetings.

The Tigers come into this game still having major issues hitting the ball and scoring runs. Detroit has pitched pretty well this season and will start Faedo, who has been decent in a small sample size this year. Cleveland has struggled lately and will turn to Bieber to turn it around. I like Cleveland to win this game, but I am taking the under with a poor hitting Detroit team.

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