Tigers vs Guardians Prediction

The MLB betting model gives Cleveland a 61.24% chance of beating Detroit in this Tigers vs. Guardians Prediction. With odds of -141 and solid offensive and bullpen advantages, Cleveland is favored to win over the Tigers (38.76% chance). Bet strategically using these probabilities for maximum value.

Game Information & Sportsbook Odds

  • Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
  • Venue: Progressive Field
  • Away Team: Detroit Tigers (Odds: 2.25, +125)
  • Home Team: Cleveland Guardians (Odds: 1.71, -141)

Note: Betting odds can change, so always check for the best MLB odds across different sportsbooks before making your bets.

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Starting Pitchers Overview

  • Detroit Tigers: Reese Olson (Right-Handed, 2.7 ERA)
  • Cleveland Guardians: Tanner Bibee (Right-Handed, 4.46 ERA)

Advanced Pitching Stats Comparison

  • Reese Olson (Detroit Tigers)
  • SIERA: 3.98
  • xFIP: 4.02
  • K/9: 8.37
  • BB/9: 3.51
  • WHIP: 1.23
  • GB/FB Ratio: 1.58
  • xERA: 3.56
  • Tanner Bibee (Cleveland Guardians)
  • SIERA: 3.7
  • xFIP: 3.8
  • K/9: 9.66
  • BB/9: 3.22
  • WHIP: 1.38
  • GB/FB Ratio: 0.95
  • xERA: 4.78

Analysis of the Pitching Matchup

Reese Olson has a more favorable traditional ERA compared to Tanner Bibee but lags behind in strikeout rate and WHIP. Despite Olson’s lower xERA and solid ground ball tendencies, Bibee’s superior strikeout ability (K/9 of 9.66) could offer Cleveland a crucial edge. Olson’s control issues (BB/9 of 3.51) might expose him against a patient Guardians lineup.

Bullpen Matchup

  • Detroit Tigers Bullpen Ranking: 19th
  • Cleveland Guardians Bullpen Ranking: 5th

The Guardians’ bullpen ranks significantly higher than the Tigers’, providing Cleveland with a clear advantage if the starting pitching matchup remains close.

Offensive Matchup

Overall and Situational Offensive Rankings

  • Detroit Tigers
  • Overall Rank: 25th
  • Rank vs Left-Handed Pitchers: 21st
  • Rank vs Right-Handed Pitchers: 25th
  • Cleveland Guardians
  • Overall Rank: 19th
  • Rank vs Left-Handed Pitchers: 10th
  • Rank vs Right-Handed Pitchers: 22nd

The Tigers have struggled offensively, ranking poorly across the board, particularly against right-handers, where they sit 25th overall. Meanwhile, the Guardians are generally more proficient and find more success against left-handed pitching.

Tigers vs Guardians Prediction

MLB Betting Model Probability

Projected Odds for Tigers vs Guardians Prediction

  • Detroit Tigers (Reese Olson)
  • Win Probability: 38.76%
  • Projected US Odds: +158
  • Projected Decimal Odds: 2.58
  • Cleveland Guardians (Tanner Bibee)
  • Win Probability: 61.24%
  • Projected US Odds: -158
  • Projected Decimal Odds: 1.63

Recommended MLB Pick Based on Our MLB Betting Model

  • Side: Cleveland Guardians
  • Pitcher: Tanner Bibee
  • Odds: -141
  • Adjusted Kelly Criterion Value: 0.66
  • Confidence: Solid Value

With a significant win probability advantage and a favorable bullpen matchup, the Cleveland Guardians emerge as the clear pick on the moneyline.


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