Guardians vs Tigers Prediction - MLB Picks 4/17/23

Detroit Tigers (5-9) vs Cleveland Guardians (9-7)

Game Info: Monday, April 17, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Comerica Park)

Matthew Boyd (0-1) (4.00) vs Hunter Gaddis (0-1) (8.53)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers +100 / Cleveland Guardians -120 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Guardians will play the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of their series on Monday night at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.

Guardians Preview

The Cleveland Guardians are 9-7 this season and they have won four of their last seven games. Cleveland is coming off of a series win against Washington, where they won two out of the three games. The Cleveland pitching staff has a 4.14 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a .243 opponent batting average this season. The Guardians offense has scored 74 runs with a .239 batting average and a .330 on base percentage. Jose Ramirez is batting .290 with one home run and nine RBI’s for the Guardians. The projected starting pitcher for Cleveland is Hunter Gaddis, who is 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over 12.2 innings pitched this year.

Tigers Preview

The Detroit Tigers are 5-9 this season and they have won three games in a row. Detroit is coming off of a series win against San Francisco, where they won both of the games played in the series. The Detroit pitching staff has a 5.87 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a .263 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 50 runs with a .208 batting average and a .273 on base percentage this season. Nick Maton is batting .195 with three home runs and nine RBI’s for the Tigers. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Matthew Boyd, who is 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP over 9.0 innings pitched this season. 


Cleveland is 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games and 20-8 in their last 28 road games. The over is 6-1 in Cleveland’s last 7 Monday games. Detroit is 8-1 in their last 9 games against the AL Central and 5-12 in their last 17 games. The over is 4-1 in Detroit’s last 5 home games. Cleveland is 71-27 in these two teams last 98 head to head meetings.


Detroit’s game was postponed on Sunday, but they have won three games in a row and will look to keep the momentum going here. Cleveland won two out of three games against Washington, but they have lost three of their last five games. The over has been a good pick in Detroit’s last five home games and I like the over here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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