Guardians vs Tigers Prediction - MLB Picks 4/19/23

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

Game Info: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)

Spencer Turnbull (1-2) (9.00) vs Cal Quantrill (0-1) (5.74)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers +125 / Cleveland Guardians -145 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Guardians will play the Detroit Tigers in Game 3 of their series on Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.

Guardians Preview

The Cleveland Guardians are 9-9 this season and they have lost three games in a row. Prior to losing the doubleheader against Detroit on Tuesday, Cleveland won two out of three games against Washington. The Cleveland pitching staff has a 4.00 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average this season. The Guardians offense has scored 77 runs with a .234 batting average and a .320 on base percentage. Jose Ramirez is batting .271 with one home run and nine RBI’s for the Guardians. The projected starting pitcher for Cleveland is Cal Quantrill, who is 0-1 with a 5.74 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP over 15.2 innings pitched this year. 

Tigers Preview

The Detroit Tigers are 7-9 this season and they have won five games in a row. Detroit won both games of the doubleheader on Tuesday by scores of 4-3 and 1-0. The Detroit pitching staff has a 5.33 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 55 runs with a .217 batting average and a .279 on base percentage this season. Riley Greene is batting .262 with two home runs and five RBI’s for the Tigers. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Spencer Turnbull, who is 1-2 with a 9.00 ERA and a 1.92 WHIP over 13.0 innings pitched this year. 

Trends

Cleveland is 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games and 19-7 in their last 26 game three’s of a series. The over is 5-2 in Cleveland’s last 7 game three’s of a series. Detroit is 5-0 in their last 5 games and 10-1 in their last 11 games against the AL Central. The over is 8-3 in Detroit’s last 11 games. The under is 6-2-1 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings.

Pick

Detroit has turned things around and comes into this game on a five game winning streak. The Tigers will look to complete the series sweep with Spencer Turnbull on the mound, who pitched very well in his last start against Toronto. The Guardians will turn to Cal Quantrill, who has allowed at least three earned runs in each start this year. The Tigers are playing well, and if Turnbull can pitch like he did in his last start, I like Detroit to get the win. 

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

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