Indians vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 9, 2021

Written By Staff on April 9, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

Jose Ramirez leads the Cleveland Indians (2-3) into a contest with the Detroit Tigers (3-3) after his two-home run performance in a 4-2 win over the Royals. The Indians are favorites () for this tilt against the underdog Tigers (), which starts at 7:10 PM ET on Friday. Cleveland has Zach Plesac starting, and Detroit will send out Julio Teheran.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 9, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Indians vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Plesac (CLE) Pitcher Teheran (DET)
0 – 1 W/L 1 – 0
6.0 IP 5.0
3.00 ERA 1.80
1.330 WHIP 1.400
6.0 K/9 5.4
3.0 BB/9 5.4

Indians Probable Starter Zach Plesac

  • The Indians will look to Plesac (0-1) to open the game and make his second start this season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday, the righty tossed six innings against the Tigers, allowing two earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The Indians were the moneyline favorite for one Plesac start this season — they lost.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Plesac

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nomar Mazara 14 .286 4 0 2 .333 .619
Niko Goodrum 9 .111 1 0 0 .111 .222
Miguel Cabrera 8 .250 2 0 1 .400 .650
Harold Castro 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Jeimer Candelario 6 .167 1 0 0 .286 .453
Willi Castro 6 .333 2 0 1 .333 1.166
JaCoby Jones 5 .400 2 1 1 .400 1.400
Victor Reyes 4 .500 2 0 0 .600 1.100
Jonathan Schoop 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Wilson Ramos 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Tigers Probable Starter Julio Teheran

  • The Tigers will send Teheran to the mound for his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Indians, throwing five innings and giving up one earned run.
  • His team won his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Stats vs Teheran

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Cesar Hernández 44 .205 9 4 6 .327 .850
Amed Rosario 22 .227 5 0 3 .292 .792
Franmil Reyes 11 .273 3 2 3 .273 1.182
Jake Bauers 6 .000 0 0 1 .125 .125
Austin Hedges 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
José Ramírez 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Josh Naylor 2 .500 1 0 1 .333 1.333
Andrés Giménez 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Ben Gamel 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Roberto Pérez 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Indians Betting Trends

  • Last season the Indians scored the 24th-most runs in baseball (248 total, 4.1 per game).
  • The Indians were the moneyline favorite 47 total times last season. They went 31-16 in those games.
  • Cleveland had a 13-7 record last year (winning 65% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -195 or shorter.
  • 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).
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Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers were underdogs 48 times last season and won 17, or 35.4%, of those games.
  • Detroit was 8-8 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +165 or more on the moneyline.
  • Detroit and its opponents went over the total last season in 23 of their 53 opportunities.

Indians Players to Watch

  • Ramirez racked up a batting average of .292, with 17 home runs and 46 runs batted in last season.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Ramirez ranked 16th in hits (64), fourth in HR (17), sixth in RBI (46), 16th in OBP (.386), and fifth in SLG (.607).
  • Cesar Hernandez hit .283 with 20 doubles, three home runs and 24 walks.
  • Hernandez ranked 11th in hits (66), and third in SLG (.408) among the qualified hitters in MLB action.

Indians Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 233 .283 35 3 20 .355 .763
José Ramírez 219 .292 45 17 46 .386 .993
Franmil Reyes 211 .275 27 9 34 .344 .794
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 78 .192 8 2 8 .304 .663

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Jeimer Candelario finished last season with seven home runs, 29 RBI and a batting average of .297.
  • Candelario’s home runs and RBI fell outside of the league leaders among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Miguel Cabrera slugged 10 homers and finished with 35 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Cabrera did not rank among the top hitters in the majors in the league.

Tigers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera 204 .250 28 10 35 .326 .743
Victor Reyes 202 .277 30 4 14 .315 .706
Jeimer Candelario 185 .297 30 7 29 .369 .872
Robbie Grossman 166 .241 23 8 23 .337 .819
Jonathan Schoop 162 .278 26 8 23 .324 .799
Niko Goodrum 158 .184 15 5 20 .263 .598
Wilson Ramos 142 .239 13 5 15 .297 .684
Nomar Mazara 136 .228 13 1 15 .295 .589
Willi Castro 129 .349 21 6 24 .381 .931
JaCoby Jones 97 .268 19 5 14 .333 .848

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