Cleveland Guardians vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds & Game Analysis | May 20


By Ed Winchester | May 20, 2022 10:30 AM

The Detroit Tigers visit the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field, taking the field at 7:10pm ET on Friday May 20th, 7:10pm ET. The Detroit Tigers are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8.5 runs.

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Today, we are looking at the Major League Baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Guardians.

Cleveland and Detroit Betting Info

  • Each of the last four games between the Tigers and Guardians have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The Tigers have lost each of their last eight games against American League opponents following a road loss.

Detroit Tigers Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .222
Team OBP .286
AVG Runs Scored 2.8
Team ERA 3.60
Team WHIP 1.20
Starters ERA 4.25
Starters WHIP 1.29

Key Players for Detroit

  • Michael Fulmer: 3.52 ERA, 6.45 K/9, 1.24 WHIP
  • Gregory Soto: 3.18 ERA, 8.74 K/9, 1.59 WHIP
  • Eduardo Rodriguez: 4.39 ERA, 7.85 K/9, 1.33 WHIP
  • Jonathan Schoop: .161 Batting Avg, .207 OBP, .255 SLG, .462 OPS, 10 Runs
  • Tucker Barnhart: .272 Batting Avg, .314 OBP, .309 SLG, .623 OPS, 3 Runs
  • Ednel Báez: .204 Batting Avg, .244 OBP, .310 SLG, .554 OPS, 8 Runs
  • Jeimer Candelario: .205 Batting Avg, .255 OBP, .333 SLG, .588 OPS, 14 Runs
  • Willi Castro: .322 Batting Avg, .359 OBP, .424 SLG, .783 OPS, 6 Runs
  • Jose Cabrera: .286 Batting Avg, .331 OBP, .403 SLG, .734 OPS, 12 Runs
  • Derek Hill: .200 Batting Avg, .226 OBP, .240 SLG, .466 OPS, 5 Runs
  • Spencer Torkelson: .173 Batting Avg, .289 OBP, .308 SLG, .597 OPS, 8 Runs
  • Robert Grossman: .207 Batting Avg, .329 OBP, .241 SLG, .570 OPS, 10 Runs

Cleveland Guardians Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .245
Team OBP .312
AVG Runs Scored 4.7
Team ERA 4.13
Team WHIP 1.22
Starters ERA 4.52
Starters WHIP 1.27

Key Players for Cleveland

  • Emmanuel Clase: 3.14 ERA, 8.79 K/9, 1.05 WHIP
  • Trevor Stephan: 2.70 ERA, 8.64 K/9, 0.96 WHIP
  • Shane Bieber: 3.72 ERA, 8.38 K/9, 1.27 WHIP
  • Owen Miller: .294 Batting Avg, .353 OBP, .529 SLG, .882 OPS, 23 Runs
  • Andrés Giménez: .310 Batting Avg, .327 OBP, .530 SLG, .857 OPS, 13 Runs
  • German Rosario: .234 Batting Avg, .286 OBP, .290 SLG, .576 OPS, 13 Runs
  • Austin Hedges: .159 Batting Avg, .225 OBP, .268 SLG, .493 OPS, 8 Runs
  • Steven Kwan: .265 Batting Avg, .374 OBP, .373 SLG, .747 OPS, 19 Runs
  • Franmil Reyes: .203 Batting Avg, .264 OBP, .288 SLG, .552 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Myles Straw: .238 Batting Avg, .344 OBP, .308 SLG, .652 OPS, 24 Runs
  • Oscar Mercado: .210 Batting Avg, .235 OBP, .432 SLG, .667 OPS, 9 Runs
  • José Ramírez: .280 Batting Avg, .377 OBP, .553 SLG, .930 OPS, 21 Runs

The Guardians and Tigers haven’t met since last season on August 15, 2021, where the Cleveland Guardians won by a score of 11-0.

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