MLB Pick: Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians – July 9, 2017

Major League Baseball Matchup at a Glance:

Where: Progressive Field; Cleveland, OH
Date & Time: Sunday July 9, 2017; 7:08pm CT
Point Spread: Cleveland Indians -212
Total: 8
Quick Pick: Detroit Tigers +180

The Sunday Night Baseball Game of the Week features two teams from within the American League Central. The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers will meet up in the third and final game of the series. The Detroit Tigers have been one of the most disappointing teams in Major League Baseball; fourth in the American League Central.

The Cleveland Indians have moved to the top team in the American League Central. The Indians are looking to get back to the World Series, after losing to the Chicago Cubs in 7 games last season. The Cleveland Indians are monster favorites in this game. The Indians are -212 over the Detroit Tigers.

Tigers Need Pitching Help

The Detroit Tigers are likely going to be sellers at the Major League Baseball trade deadline. There are rumors that they will ship off Justin Verlander, but in the long run, this team needs pitching help. The Tigers are 27th in the league with an earned run average of just shy of 5.00 on the season.

The Tigers offense is getting good production from veteran Justin Upton. Upton is hitting .271 on the season with 15 homeruns and 54 runs batted in. The Tigers are hitting .255 on the season, which ranks 15th out of 30 teams in the league.

Indians Offense Heating Up

While they didn’t pour in the runs on Saturday, the Cleveland Indians offense has started to heat up. The Indians scored 11 runs in three straight wins. The Indians have moved to 13th in the league with more than 415 runs on the season. Cleveland is batting .262 as a team, 9th in the league.

Jose Ramirez is having a sensational season for the Indians. The All Star Third baseman is hitting .332 on the season. The power for Cleveland is coming from Edwin Encarnacion, with 18 bombs. Lonnie Chisenhall leads the Indians in runs batted in with 51 on the season.

Fulmer Upsets Kluber

Michael Fulmer is throwing for the Detroit Tigers. He has been pretty strong for the Tigers, as their top starting pitcher. Fulmer comes into the season with an 8-6 record, with an earned run average of 3.20.

Corey Kluber throws for the Cleveland Indians. The former Cy Young winner is having another solid season, with a 7-3 record. Kluber sits with an earned run average of 2.85 on the season as well. Look for Fulmer to out pitcher Kluber in this game. Bet the Detroit Tigers +180 over the Cleveland Indians.