Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction MLB Picks 5/6/24

Cleveland Guardians (21-12) vs Detroit Tigers (18-15)

Game Info: Monday, May 6, 2024 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Triston McKenzie (2-2) (4.34) vs Kenta Maeda (1-1) (5.02)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -128 / Detroit Tigers +109 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction for this MLB game on Monday, May 6th at Progressive Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Tigers recent form and recent player performance 

-The Guardians recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Cleveland

-Recent betting trends in games played between Detroit and Cleveland

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Tigers and Guardians. 

Tigers Swept by Yankees

The Tigers faced off against the New York Yankees over the weekend and it didn’t go well as they lost all three games. During the three games the offense only managed six runs total. On Sunday the Yankees were defeated 5-2.  Tigers faced off against the New York Yankees over the weekend The Tigers are averaging 3.97 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.76 runs per game. 

Pitching Has Been a Strength for the Tigers

The offense is ranked 19th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 5th. Riley Greene has hit eight home runs and driven in 16 RBIs. Getting the start for the Tigers will be Jack Flaherty who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 4.00. In his last start against the St. Louis Cardinals, he went 6.2 innings, giving up two hits and zero runs. 

Guardians Coming Off Another Win

The Guardians looked good again on Sunday, and they were able to knock off the Los Angeles Angels 4-1. Griffin Canning had a strong game going six innings giving up four hits and two runs. The Guardians are averaging 4.97 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.76 runs per game. The offense is ranked 6th in the league while the pitching is ranked 5th. They have a run differential of 1.21 which is 5th best in baseball. Josh Naylor has hit seven home runs and driven in 24 RBIs. Getting the start for Guardians will be Triston McKenzie, who sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA 4.34. In his last start against Houston he went seven innings giving up five hits and two runs. 

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Jose Ramirez has hit a home run in three of the Guardians' last four home games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Will Brennan has scored at least one run in four of his last five appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Guardians' last seven games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Guardians' last four games as favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded at least one hit in 14 of his last 15 appearances in night games against AL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Will Brennan has recorded at least one Single in each of the Guardians' last six games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Will Brennan has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Steven Kwan ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.353) this season.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Spencer Torkelson has hit at least one home run in each of the Tigers' last three road games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Javier Baez has scored at least one run in each of his last seven road appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jack Flaherty has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last four appearances.
  • Zach McKinstry has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Zach McKinstry has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one Single in each of the Tigers' last six night games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jack Flaherty ranks T6th in the league for total Strikeouts (50) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 3rd in the league for strikeouts this season (321).
  • The Cleveland Guardians rank T4th in the league for strikeouts against this season (259).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank T1st in the league for triples this season (9).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 4th in the league for ERA this season (3.24).

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction

The Guardians on paper appear to be the better team, but I expect they are going to struggle in this game. I don’t trust Triston McKenzie who has been inconsistent so far this season. Flaherty is coming off a start where he gave up zero runs, and he’s going to lock down the Cleveland offense here. The Guardians are going to struggle to even score two runs here. Back the Tigers on the money line to cash here. 

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

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