Tigers vs Guardians Prediction - MLB Picks 5/9/23

Cleveland Guardians (16-19) vs Detroit Tigers (16-18)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Shane Bieber (2-1) (2.96) vs Michael Lorenzen (1-1) (5.14)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -210 / Detroit Tigers +175 --- Over/Under: 7.5 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 Tuesday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tigers Preview

The Detroit Tigers are 16-18 this season and they have won six of their last seven games. Detroit won Game 1 of this series by a score of 6-2 on Monday night. The Detroit pitching staff has a 4.51 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a .238 opponent batting average this season. The Tigers offense has scored 127 runs with a .233 batting average and a .298 on base percentage. Javier Baez is batting .256 with three home runs and 16 RBI’s for the Tigers. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Michael Lorenzen, who is 1-1 with a 5.14 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 21.0 innings pitched this year. 

Guardians Preview

The Cleveland Guardians are 16-19 this season and they have lost six of their last nine games. Prior to losing Game 1 in this series, Cleveland won two out of three games against Minnesota. The Cleveland pitching staff has a 3.82 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .247 opponent batting average. The Guardians offense has scored 124 runs with a .223 batting average and a .300 on base percentage this year. Jose Ramirez is batting .281 with four home runs and 19 RBI’s for the Guardians. The projected starting pitcher for Cleveland is Shane Bieber, who is 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 45.2 innings pitched this season. 

Trends

Detroit is 6-1 in their last 7 games and 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The over is 6-1 in Detroit’s last 7 games. Cleveland is 1-5 in their last 6 game two’s of a series and 0-8 in their last 8 Tuesday games. The under is 6-1 in Cleveland’s last 7 home games. Detroit is 17-47 in these two teams last 64 head to head meetings in Cleveland.

Pick

The Tigers come into this matchup playing great baseball and are one of the hottest teams in the MLB right now. Cleveland has struggled recently and they have one of the worst offenses in baseball. The Guardians will turn to Shane Bieber, who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in two straight starts. Detroit will start Michael Lorenzen, who has been inconsistent this year, but has allowed one earned run or fewer in two of his last three starts. I am going to take the Tigers +1.5 in this game, just like I did in Game 1. 

David’s Pick Tigers +1.5

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