Tigers Vs Guardians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 26, 2022

Written By Staff on May 26, 2022

Harold Castro leads the Detroit Tigers (15-28) into a matchup against the Cleveland Guardians (18-22) a game after he homered twice in a 4-2 win over the Twins. It begins at 7:10 PM ET on Thursday. Detroit’s (-144 to win) Tarik Skubal and Cleveland’s (+123) Konnor Pilkington will take the mound first.

The betting facts in the following article are based off odds valid as of May 26, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Tigers vs Guardians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Skubal (DET) Pitcher Pilkington (CLE)
3 – 2 W/L 0 – 0
44.2 IP 8.2
1.81 ERA 2.08
1.030 WHIP 1.038
10.1 K/9 11.4
1.6 BB/9 4.2

Tigers Probable Starter Tarik Skubal

  • Skubal (3-2 with a 1.81 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Tigers, his ninth of the season.
  • In his most recent outing on Friday against the Cleveland Guardians, the left-hander went 5 2/3 scoreless innings while surrendering four hits.
  • In eight games this season, the 25-year-old has put up an ERA of 1.81, with 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Skubal is looking to record his fifth quality start of the season.
  • He will take the hill against a Guardians offense that is hitting .241 as a unit (11th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .385 (16th in MLB) with 36 total home runs (23rd in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 25-year-old ranks sixth in ERA (1.81), 18th in WHIP (1.030), and 11th in K/9 (10.1).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 26, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Stats vs Skubal

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Ramírez 11 .455 5 0 0 .500 1.227
Amed Rosario 8 .000 0 0 0 .111 .111
Franmil Reyes 7 .143 1 0 0 .143 .286
Yu Chang 7 .286 2 0 0 .375 .946
Austin Hedges 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Owen Miller 4 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Myles Straw 4 .500 2 0 0 .600 1.100
Ernie Clement 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Josh Naylor 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Oscar Mercado 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Guardians Probable Starter Konnor Pilkington

  • Pilkington heads to the mound for the Guardians to make his second start of the season, seeking his first win.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Sunday, May 8 against the Toronto Blue Jays, throwing 3 2/3 innings and giving up two earned runs.
  • He has an ERA of 2.08 and 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings in four games this season.
  • The Tigers have scored 118 runs this season, which ranks 30th in MLB. They are batting .219 for the campaign with 25 home runs, 30th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 26, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Pilkington

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have compiled a 5-7 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 41.7% of those games).
  • Detroit has a 3-1 record (winning 75% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -144 or shorter.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Tigers have an implied win probability of 59%.
  • Detroit has played in 43 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 13 times (13-29-1).
  • The Tigers have a 20-23-0 record ATS this season (covering 46.5% of the time).
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Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians have entered the game as underdogs 28 times this season and won 11, or 39.3%, of those games.
  • Cleveland is 7-11 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +123 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Guardians, based on the moneyline, is 44.8%.
  • Games involving Cleveland have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 21 of 40 chances this season.
  • The Guardians have an ATS record of 20-20-0 in 40 games with a spread this season.

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Miguel Cabrera has a team-best OBP (.333) and slugging percentage (.400), and paces the Tigers in hits (39). He’s batting .289 with six doubles, three home runs and nine walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB action, Cabrera’s batting average ranks 27th, his on-base percentage ranks 65th, and he is 88th in the league in slugging.
  • Jeimer Candelario is hitting .192 with six doubles, a triple, four home runs and nine walks.
  • Among the qualified, Candelario ranks 162nd in batting average, 165th in on-base percentage, and 144th in slugging.
  • Jonathan Schoop is hitting .172 with six doubles, four home runs and seven walks.
  • Castro has three doubles, a triple, three home runs and two walks while hitting .306.

Tigers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 157 .172 14 4 9 .217 .504
Jeimer Candelario 146 .192 15 4 14 .248 .577
Miguel Cabrera 135 .289 12 3 16 .333 .733
Javier Báez 134 .201 10 3 12 .241 .562
Robbie Grossman 132 .189 11 0 10 .306 .533
Spencer Torkelson 120 .183 9 4 11 .293 .610
Tucker Barnhart 91 .253 4 0 4 .292 .578
Willi Castro 78 .256 7 1 4 .306 .639
Harold Castro 72 .306 10 3 8 .320 .820
Eric Haase 63 .175 4 2 5 .246 .532

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland with 44 hits and an OBP of .389, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .627.
  • Of all qualified hitters in the majors, Ramirez is 23rd in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and fourth in slugging percentage.
  • Myles Straw is slugging .313 while driving in six runs and batting .240 this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Straw is 95th in batting average, 58th in on-base percentage and 153rd in slugging percentage.
  • Steven Kwan has collected 29 base hits, an OBP of .358 and a slugging percentage of .354 this season.
  • Owen Miller is batting .273 with a .328 OBP and 17 RBI for Cleveland this season.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Ramírez 150 .293 24 11 43 .389 1.016
Myles Straw 150 .240 29 0 6 .337 .650
Amed Rosario 144 .236 16 0 10 .281 .573
Franmil Reyes 133 .195 9 3 12 .255 .533
Owen Miller 121 .273 23 4 17 .328 .799
Steven Kwan 113 .257 19 1 13 .358 .712
Andrés Giménez 111 .279 13 4 20 .302 .779
Austin Hedges 93 .161 9 3 8 .228 .497
Oscar Mercado 88 .205 10 4 15 .228 .637
Josh Naylor 85 .306 12 6 23 .362 .927

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