Tigers Vs Guardians: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 26, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 26, 2022

The Detroit Tigers (15-28) host the Cleveland Guardians (18-22) to open a four-game series at Comerica Park, with first pitch at 7:10 PM ET on Thursday. The Tigers are on the back of a series defeat to the Twins, and the Guardians a series loss to the Astros. Detroit (-144 to win) has Tarik Skubal starting things off, and Cleveland (+123) is sending out Konnor Pilkington.

This article makes reference to odds current as of May 26, 2022 at 5:12 PM ET. Find all the latest odds for this outing in the table below and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Tigers vs Guardians Betting Lines

Tigers Betting Insights

  • The Tigers have won five, or 41.7%, of the 12 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Detroit has a record of 3-1 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -144 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 59% chance of a victory for the Tigers.
  • Detroit and its opponents have hit the over in 13 of their 43 games with a total this season.
  • The Tigers have an ATS record of 20-23-0 in 43 games with a spread this season.

Tigers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 2.6
HR 12
ERA 3.56
K/9 8.79

Guardians Betting Insights

  • The Guardians have won in 11, or 39.3%, of the 28 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This year, Cleveland has won seven of 18 games when listed as at least +123 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Guardians have a 44.8% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 21 of their 40 opportunities.
  • The Guardians have an against the spread record of 20-20-0 in 40 games with a line this season.

Guardians Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 3-7
Runs Per Game 3.6
HR 9
ERA 3.58
K/9 7.77

Guardians Probable Pitcher – Konnor Pilkington

  • Pilkington (0-0) makes the start for the Guardians, his second of the season.
  • The left-hander last appeared on Sunday, May 8 against the Toronto Blue Jays, when he threw three innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • The Guardians were the moneyline underdog for one Pilkington start this season — they won.
  • His team has won the only game he’s made an appearance in this season.
  • Pilkington’s lone start with a total this season went under.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 26, 2022 at 5:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Guardians Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Emmanuel Clase 18 16.1 8.8 7.2 0.6 3.31
Bryan Shaw 18 13.2 6.6 11.7 2.7 5.27
Trevor Stephan 17 17.2 8.7 8.3 0.0 2.55
Sam Hentges 14 15.1 10.6 4.5 0.0 1.17
Nick Sandlin 14 14.0 5.8 7.4 1.6 3.21

Tigers Probable Pitcher – Tarik Skubal

  • Skubal’s team is 5-3-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Friday, when he tossed five innings without allowing a run on four hits in a matchup with the Cleveland Guardians.
  • Skubal has seven starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • Skubal’s team is 2-0 this season when he starts and they’re favored on the moneyline.
  • In games Skubal has started, his team is 4-4.
  • In games Skubal has started this season, the teams are 3-5-0 at hitting the over.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 26, 2022 at 5:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Tigers Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Alex Lange 20 17.1 22 1.56 5 0
Joe Jiménez 18 16.2 19 3.24 3 0
Jacob Barnes 17 16.0 8 3.94 3 0
Michael Fulmer 17 16.2 15 3.24 5 1
Gregory Soto 15 13.2 11 2.63 1 7

Tigers Hitting Trends

  • The Tigers are 3-2 this season in games when they hit two or more bombs.
  • The Tigers’ .319 slugging percentage ranks 30th in the league.
  • The club has totaled eight or more hits in 17 games this season, and is 8-9 in those contests.
  • The Tigers are 5-1 in games this season that they put up five or more runs.
  • The Tigers have drawn five or more walks in four games this season, and are 1-3 in those contests.

Guardians Hitting Trends

  • They are 5-2 this season when they hit two or more home runs in a game.
  • They have collected five or more extra-base hits in six games this season and won each of them.
  • In 19 games this season with eight or more hits, they have a record of 16-3.
  • They have won 14 of their 15 games this season in which they scored more than four runs.
  • They have won four of their seven games this season in which they’ve drawn more than four free passes.

Tigers vs. Guardians Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Guardians (+123)

Over/Under Pick: Over (7)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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