MLB Prop Bets: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians – July 17, 2022


The Detroit Tigers (37-54) face the Cleveland Guardians (45-44) at Progressive Field on Sunday at 1:40pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. Shane Bieber is the probable pitcher for the Guardians, while the Tigers’ probable pitcher remains unclear.

  • The Tigers have a 33-54-4 O/U record this season (meaning 33 games have gone over the total runs line, 54 have gone under and four have resulted in a push). The Guardians have a 43-43-3 O/U record.

Scoring Insights

  • The Tigers are averaging 3.2 runs per game this season (30th in the league). Comparatively, the Guardians are averaging +1.1 more at 4.3 runs (18th).
  • In the field, the Tigers are allowing 4.3 runs per game this season (18th in the league), while the Guardians are allowing an average of 4.3 runs (19th).

Let’s take a look at how these teams perform in some other key statistical areas.

Batting Insights:

Batting Average

  • Looking at their batting averages this season, the Tigers are at .230 (ranking 27th in the Major Leagues), while the Guardians are batting .247 (11th).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Guardians have hit 68 (29th in the Major Leagues). Meanwhile, the Tigers have managed 53 (30th).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Tigers have recorded 275 RBIs to rank 30th in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the Guardians have recorded 361 RBIs to rank 18th.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The Guardians have an earned run average of 3.92 this season (16th in the Majors), while the Tigers have an ERA of 4.09 (21st).


  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Tigers have recorded 673 this season, ranking 26th in the MLB. Meanwhile, the Guardians rank 20th for total strikeouts, recording 728.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of .241 against the Guardians this season (15th in the Major Leagues). Comparatively, the Tigers’ opponents are at .244 (18th).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Here are their first innings moneyline records in 2022.
  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Tigers 15-30-46 12-14-20 3-16-25 6-23-35 9-7-11 0-0-1 2-4-4
  • Guardians 21-16-52 12-8-23 9-8-29 12-10-29 9-6-23 0-0-0 3-1-6

Lead After Three Innings

  • Here are their records after the first three innings in 2022.
  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Tigers 25-43-23 17-19-10 8-24-12 13-35-16 12-8-7 0-0-1 2-5-2
  • Guardians 33-38-18 19-17-7 14-21-11 20-21-10 13-17-8 0-0-0 5-3-2


  • The NRFI is 42-49 in Tigers games this season. The Guardians have a 49-40 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The Guardians recorded a lopsided 10-0 victory against the Tigers at Progressive Field yesterday. Jose Ramirez was crushing the ball in that matchup, hitting 2 home runs and recording 5 RBIs. The Guardians have now won three straight against the Tigers.

Author: Lucy Green