MLB Picks: Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians

Jeff GrantContributor IJune 20, 2014

MLB Picks: Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians

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    The Cleveland Indians have won four of their five meetings against the Detroit Tigers this season, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Friday, as the two teams prepare to meet at Progressive Field.

    Sports bettors will find that the Indians are minus-125 home favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 8.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League Central matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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Detroit Tigers

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    The Detroit Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak Thursday, picking up a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals as minus-156 home favorites.

    Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello went 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in four appearances vs. the Cleveland Indians a season ago.

Cleveland Indians

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    The Cleveland Indians have won four of their last five games, including a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels as plus-113 home underdogs Thursday.

    Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber has compiled a 2.18 ERA in his last three outings vs. the Detroit Tigers.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Cleveland Indians as one of their MLB picks, as they've won 11 of Kluber's last 13 starts as a home favorite.

    Pick: Cleveland Indians -125

     

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