20* AL Central GAME OF THE WEEK on Detroit Tigers -115
Detroit vs. Cleveland,
08/05/2013 19:05 EDT,
Score: 4 - 2
Money Line: -115 Detroit
The Detroit Tigers are showing excellent value as a small road favorite over the Cleveland Indians tonight. Both teams are two of the hottest teams in baseball, but given the edge the Tigers have on the mound, I'll back them Monday.
Anibal Sanchez is 9-7 with a 2.59 ERA and 1.180 WHIP in 18 starts this season, including 2-1 with a 0.95 ERA and 1.211 WHIP in his last three starts. Sanchez is 3-1 with a 1.76 ERA and 1.141 WHIP in five career starts against Cleveland as well.
Corey Kluber has been decent for the Indians, going 7-5 with a 3.77 ERA and 1.212 WHIP in 18 starts and two relief appearances. However, Kluber is 1-3 with a 6.04 ERA and 1.624 WHIP In five career starts against Detroit.
The Tigers are 7-0 in their last 7 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game. Detroit is 6-0 in its last 6 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game. The Tigers are 11-1 in their last 12 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5. These three trends combine for a 24-1 system backing Detroit. Bet the Tigers Monday.