Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians Matchup Preview - August 17th, 2022

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Daniel Norris (243rd ranked SP via THE BAT) is projected to take the mound for Tigers as they battle the Guardians and Cal Quantrill (154th ranked SP) at Progressive Field. The quick scouting report on Quantrill: Quantrill primarily throws a sinker (42.8%) and his most-used secondary offering is his cut-fastball (37.3%). THE BAT X projects Norris for 2.6 earned runs and 3.2 strikeouts in this matchup. On the other side, Quantrill is forecasted for 2.7 earned runs and 5.6 strikeouts.

Detroit Tigers Insights

  • THE BAT X expects Daniel Norris to have a pitch count in this game, projecting a maximum of 79 pitches.

  • The Cleveland Guardians have just 1 same-handed RP in their bullpen, so Harold Castro has a strong chance of holding the platoon advantage against every reliever all game.

  • The Detroit Tigers bullpen profiles as the 9th-worst in MLB, per THE BAT.

Cleveland Indians Insights

  • Cal Quantrill has added a cut-fastball to his pitch mix this season and has thrown it 37.3% of the time.

  • Andres Gimenez has been lucky this year, compiling a .377 wOBA despite THE BAT X estimating his true talent level to be .303 — a .074 deviation.

  • Myles Straw has a 100th percentile opposite-field rate on his flyballs (48.3%) and has the good fortune of hitting them towards baseball's 6th-shallowest RF fences today.

Betting Trends

  • The Cleveland Guardians have hit the Moneyline in 40 of their last 71 games (+9.45 Units / 10% ROI)

  • The Detroit Tigers have hit the Game Total Under in 59 of their last 106 games (+19.85 Units / 17% ROI)

  • Jeimer Candelario has hit the Singles Under in 10 of his last 11 away games (+8.40 Units / 49% ROI)