Indians vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 4, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 4, 2021

The Detroit Tigers (2-0) are underdogs (+115) as they try to sweep a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians (0-2) (-136). The series finale starts at 1:10 PM ET on Sunday. Cleveland has Aaron Civale starting, and Detroit will send out Tarik Skubal.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 2021, 3:00 AM 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:

Civale (CLE) Pitcher Skubal (DET)
4 – 6 W/L 1 – 4
74.0 IP 32.0
4.74 ERA 5.63
1.320 WHIP 1.220
8.4 K/9 10.4
1.9 BB/9 3.1

Indians Probable Starter Aaron Civale

  • Civale makes his first start of the season for the Indians.
  • The 25-year-old righty started and threw four innings when he last appeared Saturday, Sept. 26 against the Pirates.
  • Civale and his team finished with a 5-5 record in games he appeared in when they were the moneyline favorite a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 4, 2021 at 6:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Civale

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Victor Reyes 8 .500 4 0 1 .444 1.319
Jonathan Schoop 8 .125 1 0 0 .125 .250
Miguel Cabrera 7 .143 1 0 0 .333 .476
JaCoby Jones 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .833
Willi Castro 6 .167 1 0 2 .125 .292
Niko Goodrum 4 .250 1 1 2 .400 1.400
Nomar Mazara 4 .250 1 0 1 .200 .450
Harold Castro 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.333
Jeimer Candelario 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 2.000
Wilson Ramos 2 .500 1 0 2 .500 1.500

Tigers Probable Starter Tarik Skubal

  • Skubal gets the nod for the Tigers and will make his first start of the season.
  • The last time the lefty took the mound was on Sunday, Sept. 27 last season, when he pitched five innings in a matchup with the Royals.
  • Skubal and his team went 2-5 when he pitched and they were the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 4, 2021 at 6:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Stats vs Skubal

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Eddie Rosario 6 .167 1 0 1 .167 .334
Cesar Hernández 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500
José Ramírez 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Franmil Reyes 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jordan Luplow 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000

Indians Betting Trends

  • Last season the Indians had the No. 24 offense in MLB action scoring 4.1 runs per game (248 total runs).
  • The Indians won 31 of the 47 games they were favored on the moneyline last season (66%).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -136 or shorter, Cleveland had a record of 26-10 (72.2%).
  • In the 58 games oddsmakers set an over/under for Cleveland, it combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-34-3).

Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers were underdogs 48 times last season and won 17, or 35.4%, of those games.
  • Detroit was 14-28 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +115 or more on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Detroit went over the total set by bookmakers in 23 of 53 chances last season.

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 the qualified 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.
  • Hernandez ranked ninth in hits (67), and second in SLG (.408) among the qualified batters in baseball.

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 last season with seven home runs, 29 RBI and a batting average of .293.
  • Candelario’s hitting stats were not among league batting leaders in MLB among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Miguel Cabrera slugged 11 homers and finished with 37 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Cabrera was not among league leaders in hits and batting average in the league.

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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