Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Odds & TV InfoCleveland Indians (14-10) at Detroit Tigers (12-12) When: Tuesday, May 2 at 7:10 PM ET Where:ComericaPark TV: SportsTime Ohio, FS-D MLB Odds: Cleveland -120
Why Bet The Cleveland IndiansThe bet reason to back the Indians is that they’re playing good basketball right now. The Tribe have won two straight and four of their last five games, including their emphatic 12-4 smackdown of Seattle on Sunday. The Indians will hand the ball to 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber (3-1, 4.19 ERA, 37 K) and that looks like a good thing seeing a how the gifted hurler became the first Cleveland pitcher to reach three wins this season after striking out 10 over seven innings of Cleveland’s 4-3 win over Houston on Thursday. Strangely enough though, Kluber is allowing a career-high 1.57 homers per nine innings.
Why Bet The Detroit TigersThe best reason to back the Tigers in this contest is that they’re playing at home and have been playing decent baseball in going 4-4 over their last eight, not to mention they’re ending out a talented starter to the mound to open this contest. The Tigers will hand the ball to veteran right-hander Justin Verlander (1-2, 4.60 ERA, 30 K) and that could put them over the top in this contest seeing as how Verlander limited Seattle to one unearned run on five hits over seven innings while striking out eight in his last start.