Indians vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 1, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 31, 2021

The Cleveland Indians are favored () on the road when they start the season against the Detroit Tigers () at Comerica Park on Thursday at 1:10 PM ET. Cleveland’s Shane Bieber starts against Detroit’s Matthew Boyd.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 30, 2021, 3:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Indians vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Bieber (CLE) Pitcher Boyd (DET)
8 – 1 W/L 3 – 8
77.1 IP 65.1
1.63 ERA 6.89
0.87 WHIP 1.45
14.2 K/9 8.7
2.4 BB/9 3.2

Indians Probable Starter Shane Bieber

  • Bieber will make his first start of the season for the Indians.
  • The 25-year-old righty started and threw 4 2/3 innings when he last appeared Tuesday, Sept. 29 against the Yankees.
  • Bieber and his team went 9-2 in games he pitched when they were the moneyline favorite a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of March 30, 2021 at 8:12 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Probable Starter Matthew Boyd

  • Boyd will make his first start of the season for the Tigers.
  • The last time the 30-year-old lefty pitched was on Saturday, Sept. 26, throwing six innings as the starter against the Royals.
  • Boyd and his team won two of the games he started as the moneyline underdog last season, with a record of 2-6.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of March 30, 2021 at 8:12 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Betting Trends

  • Last season the Indians scored the 24th-most runs in baseball (248 total, 4.1 per game).
  • The Indians won 31 of the 47 games they were the moneyline favorite last season (66%).
  • When it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -190 or shorter, Cleveland went 13-7 (65%).
  • Cleveland had an over/under set by bookmakers 58 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 21 of those games (21-34-3).

Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers were underdogs 48 times last season and won 17, or 35.4%, of those games.
  • Detroit had a record of 8-11 in games where sportsbooks had them as underogs of at least +160 on the moneyline.
  • Detroit and its opponents went over the total last season in 23 of their 53 opportunities.

Indians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez hit 19 home runs and had 50 runs batted in last season, while putting up a batting average of .296.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Ramirez ranked 12th in hits (66), second in HR (19), fifth in RBI (50), 15th in OBP (.388), and fifth in SLG (.632).
  • Cesar Hernandez hit .282 with 21 doubles, three home runs and 24 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB, Hernandez’s 67 hits ranked ninth, and his .408 SLG ranked second.

Indians Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 238 .282 37 3 20 .352 .760
José Ramírez 223 .296 47 19 50 .388 1.020
Franmil Reyes 212 .274 28 9 34 .351 .799
Eddie Rosario 210 .257 31 13 42 .310 .786
Amed Rosario 143 .252 20 4 15 .272 .643
Andrés Giménez 118 .263 22 3 12 .333 .731
Ben Gamel 114 .237 13 3 10 .315 .719
Roberto Pérez 97 .165 6 1 5 .264 .480
Josh Naylor 97 .247 13 1 6 .291 .621
Jordan Luplow 82 .207 9 2 9 .313 .679

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Jeimer Candelario finished with a .293 average, seven home runs and 29 RBI last season.
  • Candelario fell outside of the league leaders in home runs and RBI among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Miguel Cabrera is batting .250 last season with a team-high 11 home runs and 37 RBI.
  • Cabrera ranked outside of the top 20 in hits, average and OBP among qualified hitters in the majors.

Tigers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera 208 .250 29 11 37 .325 .753
Victor Reyes 206 .272 30 4 14 .309 .692
Jeimer Candelario 188 .293 30 7 29 .367 .862
Robbie Grossman 166 .241 23 8 23 .337 .819
Jonathan Schoop 162 .278 26 8 23 .324 .799
Niko Goodrum 161 .186 15 5 21 .268 .610
Wilson Ramos 142 .239 13 5 15 .297 .684
Nomar Mazara 136 .228 13 1 15 .295 .589
Willi Castro 133 .346 22 6 25 .378 .919
JaCoby Jones 97 .268 19 5 14 .333 .848

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