On the evening of May 7, 2024, baseball enthusiasts will gather at Progressive Field as the Detroit Tigers take on the Cleveland Guardians. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:10 PM under what is expected to be a sky peppered with scattered clouds.

Kenta Maeda will command the pitcher’s mound for the Tigers, carrying an ERA of 5.023. Opposing him, Logan Allen of the Guardians holds a slightly higher ERA of 5.108. This pitching matchup is just one of the highlights in a game where both teams have shown distinct strengths and weaknesses throughout the season.
The Tigers, who are currently positioned fifth in the AL Central Division with a record of 16-12, demonstrate a solid divisional performance of 9-4. They’ve won 6 of their last 10 games and are currently enjoying a two-game winning streak. Particularly strong on the road, the Tigers have garnered 10 wins out of 14 away games. Their run differential is close, with 111 runs scored and 108 allowed.
On the other hand, the Cleveland Guardians lead the division with a 19-9 record, showcasing strength both at home (8-4) and on the road (11-5). They had a slight hiccup recently, marked by a loss, but have managed a total of 143 runs scored versus 97 conceded. This shows a quite robust offensive and defensive playbook.
This upcoming game presents interesting betting opportunities. The odds have set the point spread at -1.5, suggesting a close match with the Guardians favored to win by more than a run. The over/under is pegged at 8.5, appealing to those forecasting a higher scoring game. For moneyline bets, the Guardians are favored with odds of -125, while the Tigers stand as underdogs with +105. These figures point towards a competitive and potentially thrilling encounter between two closely matched teams.