Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Guardians July 17 Betting Preview

Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Guardians July 17 Betting Preview

Cole Paganelli
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The Cleveland Guardians (46-44) will try to finish off a four-game sweep on Sunday as they host the Detroit Tigers (37-55). The game will be played at Progressive Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 1:40 pm ET.

On Saturday, Cleveland dominated as they won 10-0. Cal Quantrill got the win after going six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out five.

Offensively, Jose Ramirez provided the power as he went two for four with two home runs and five runs batted in. Josh Naylor also hit his 13th home run of the season.

The Tigers were able to muster just five hits in the loss. Eric Haase had two of the five hits, but the team struck out ten times.

July 17 Guardians Betting Odds

The Guardians open up as home betting favorites in this one, and deservedly so with Shane Bieber on the mound. The Guardians are -289 on the moneyline and have a runline of -1.5. The total runs for this matchup is set at 7.5.

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Pitching Matchup

The Tigers will turn to lefty Tyler Alexander to try to salvage the finale. In 13 games this season, he is 2-3 with a 4.45 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and has 18 strikeouts in 30.1 innings.

Cleveland will send ace righty Shane Bieber to the mound to try to finish the sweep. He is 4-5 in 17 games with a 3.24 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and he has 106 strikeouts in 105.2 innings. Bieber won his last start against the White Sox, pitching a complete game and allowing just one run on three hits.

Tigers Looking Forward To Break

At 37-55 and 12.5 games back in the AL Central, the Detroit Tigers are certainly looking forward to an opportunity to reset over the All-Star break. They have especially stumbled down the stretch as they have lost eight of their last ten and are just 14-31 on the road.

Jonathan Schoop arguably has some of the best success off of Shane Bieber in his career. In 27 at bats, he is hitting .296 against the righty with a solo home run.

Miguel Cabrera and Willi Castro have also homered off of Bieber in their careers.

Guardians Look To Repay Favor

It was a rough stretch last week when Cleveland dropped four straight in Detroit. On Sunday, they have the opportunity to repay the favor and sweep the Tigers at Progressive Field.

Cleveland currently sits just 2.5 games back of the Twins in the division, and they will look to pick up their 26th win of the season at home.

Jose Ramirez showed on Saturday why he is one of the game’s best hitters. In 330 at bats this season, he is now hitting .288/.368/.576 with a team-leading 19 home runs, 75 runs batted in, 53 runs scored, and 13 stolen bases.

Against Alexander, Ramirez is hitting a solid .333 in 12 at bats with a home run; Andres Gimenez has also hit the lefty well, going three for three with two home runs and three runs batted in.

Cleveland Tries To Enter All-Star Break On High Note

Cleveland finds themselves in a great position heading into the All-Star break. Not only are they in striking distance in the division, but they have the opportunity to sweep a division rival in front of their home crowd Sunday.

Additionally, Cleveland will be sending their ace to the mound while the Tigers will try to piece together a bullpen game. Even a couple of runs should be enough for Shane Bieber to pick up the win against the worst hitting team in the league.

Cleveland will come out of the All-Star break with 11 straight games against the White Sox, Red Sox, and Rays, but they can at least come in on a high note, having won four in a row to end the first half.

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