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Cleveland Guardians vs. Detroit Tigers odds, tips and betting trends | May 21

On Saturday, the Detroit Tigers (13-26) are visiting the Cleveland Guardians (17-19), at 6:10 PM ET. The Tigers have lost three in a row.

The Tigers are road favorites (+161) against the Guardians (-187). The scheduled starters are Shane Bieber (1-2) for the Cleveland Guardians, and Alex Faedo (0-1) for the Detroit Tigers.

The Guardians took down the Tigers 6-1 yesterday, with Aaron Civale getting the win (6.1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 K) and Jose Ramirez leading the way offensively (going 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and three RBI). Jacob Barnes (1.0 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 K) took the loss for the Tigers.

To prepare for the Guardians vs. Tigers matchup, here is what you need to get ready for Saturday’s baseball action.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Detroit Tigers Odds and Betting Lines

Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Saturday at 2:04 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Guardians (-187, bet $187 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Tigers (+161, bet $100 to win $161)
  • Over/under: 8

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Guardians Stats and Trends

Guardians Betting Records

  • This season, the Guardians have won eight out of the 13 games, or 61.5%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Cleveland has not entered a game this season as a bigger favorite on the moneyline than the -187 odds on them winning this game.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 65.2% chance of a victory for the Guardians.
  • Cleveland’s games have gone over the total in 22 of their 40 chances.
  • The Guardians are 20-20-0 against the spread this season.

Shane Bieber (Guardians Probable Starter)

  • Bieber (1-2) will take to the mound for the Guardians and make his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed seven hits in six innings pitched against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched in seven games this season with a 3.96 ERA and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .257.
  • He has started seven games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in four of them.
  • In seven starts this season, Bieber has lasted five or more innings five times, with an average of 5.2 innings per appearance.
  • The Tigers are batting .218 this season, 28th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .312 (30th in the league) with 20 home runs.
  • The 26-year-old ranks 43rd in ERA (3.96), 48th in WHIP (1.293), and 25th in K/9 (8.4) among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign.

Guardians Batting Stats

  • The Guardians rank 18th in Major League Baseball with 33 home runs.
  • Fueled by 105 extra-base hits, the Guardians rank ninth in MLB with a .395 slugging percentage this season.
  • Cleveland has a team batting average of .247 this season, which ranks sixth among MLB teams.
  • The Guardians have scored the 11th-most runs in the league this season with 169 (4.7 per game).
  • Cleveland has an on-base percentage of .312 this season, which ranks 13th in the league.
  • No team has fewer strikeouts this season than the Guardians, who have struck out only 7.4 times per game on average.

Tigers Stats and Trends

Tigers Betting Records

  • The Tigers have been underdogs in 27 games this season and have come away with the win eight times (29.6%) in those contests.
  • Detroit has a win-loss record of 2-7 when favored by +161 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Tigers have a 38.3% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Contests with Detroit have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 11 of 39 chances this season.
  • The Tigers are 16-23-0 against the spread in their 39 games that had a posted line this season.

Alex Faedo (Tigers Probable Starter)

  • Faedo gets the start for the Tigers, his fourth of the season. He is 0-1 with a 2.87 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent appearance was on Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays, when he went 5 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • The 26-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.87, with 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings in three games this season. Opponents have a .271 batting average against him.
  • Faedo will look to build upon a four-game streak of lasting five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.1 innings per outing).
  • He will face off against a Guardians offense that ranks 17th in the league with 302 total hits (on a .247 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .395 (ninth in the league) with 33 total home runs (18th in MLB play).

Tigers Batting Stats

  • The Tigers have hit 20 home runs this season, the lowest total in MLB action.
  • This season, the Tigers are slugging .312, the lowest average in baseball.
  • Detroit’s .218 batting average ranks 28th in MLB.
  • The offense for the Tigers is No. 30 in baseball scoring 2.7 runs per game (106 total runs).
  • Detroit ranks 29th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .282.
  • The Tigers strike out 8.4 times per game, the No. 15 average in baseball.

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