Thursday's game that pits the Cleveland Guardians (58-63) versus the Detroit Tigers (54-66) at Progressive Field has a projected final score of 5-3 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of the Guardians, who is slightly favored in this matchup. First pitch is at 7:15 PM on August 17.

The probable starters are Tarik Skubal (2-2) for the Tigers and Xzavion Curry (3-1) for the Guardians.

Tigers vs. Guardians Game Info & Odds

  • When: Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 7:15 PM ET
  • Where: Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio
  • How to Watch on TV: FOX
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Tigers vs. Guardians Score Prediction

Our pick for this game is Guardians 5, Tigers 3.

Total Prediction for Tigers vs. Guardians

  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs

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Tigers Performance Insights

  • The Tigers are favored for the first time in a while, as they have not been the favorite in their last 10 games.
  • Detroit and its opponents have combined to hit the over four times in its last 10 games with a total.
  • Oddsmakers have not set a spread for any of the Tigers' last 10 games.
  • This season, the Tigers have won 11 out of the 19 games, or 57.9%, in which they've been favored.
  • Detroit has a record of 4-6, a 40% win rate, when favored by -145 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Tigers have a 59.2% chance to win.
  • Detroit is among the lowest-scoring teams in the majors, ranking 29th with just 477 total runs (four per game) this season.
  • The Tigers have the 19th-ranked team ERA among all league pitching staffs (4.51).

Guardians Performance Insights

  • The Guardians have played as the underdog in nine of their past 10 games and have gone 4-5 in those contests.
  • In its previous 10 matchups with a total posted by sportsbooks, Cleveland and its opponents are 3-7-0 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • Bookmakers have not posted a spread in any of the Guardians' past 10 games.
  • The Guardians have been underdogs in 53 games this season and have come away with the win 21 times (39.6%) in those contests.
  • This season, Cleveland has come away with a win four times in 21 chances when named as an underdog of at least +120 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Guardians have an implied victory probability of 45.5% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Cleveland is the fourth-lowest scoring team in baseball averaging four runs per game (490 total).
  • The Guardians have the fourth-best ERA (3.80) in the majors this season.

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Tigers Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
August 11 @ Red Sox L 5-2 Tarik Skubal vs Chris Sale
August 12 @ Red Sox W 6-2 Matt Manning vs Brayan Bello
August 13 @ Red Sox L 6-3 Eduardo Rodríguez vs Kutter Crawford
August 15 @ Twins L 5-3 Alex Faedo vs Bailey Ober
August 16 @ Twins W 8-7 Reese Olson vs Kenta Maeda
August 17 @ Guardians - Tarik Skubal vs Xzavion Curry
August 18 @ Guardians - Matt Manning vs Gavin Williams
August 19 @ Guardians - Eduardo Rodríguez vs Tanner Bibee
August 20 @ Guardians - Alex Faedo vs Logan Allen
August 21 Cubs - Reese Olson vs Javier Assad
August 22 Cubs - Tarik Skubal vs TBA

Guardians Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
August 11 @ Rays L 9-8 Xzavion Curry vs Aaron Civale
August 12 @ Rays L 6-5 Gavin Williams vs Shawn Armstrong
August 13 @ Rays W 9-2 Tanner Bibee vs Zach Eflin
August 15 @ Reds W 3-0 Logan Allen vs Graham Ashcraft
August 16 @ Reds L 7-2 Noah Syndergaard vs Andrew Abbott
August 17 Tigers - Xzavion Curry vs Tarik Skubal
August 18 Tigers - Gavin Williams vs Matt Manning
August 19 Tigers - Tanner Bibee vs Eduardo Rodríguez
August 20 Tigers - Logan Allen vs Alex Faedo
August 22 Dodgers - Noah Syndergaard vs Clayton Kershaw
August 23 Dodgers - Xzavion Curry vs Lance Lynn