Scheduled for May 8, 2024, the Detroit Tigers are set to challenge the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field, starting at 1:10 PM under partly cloudy skies. Reese Olson, with a commendable ERA of 2.700, will take the mound for the Tigers. On the other side, Tanner Bibee, carrying an ERA of 4.459, will pitch for the Guardians.

In the 2024 AL Central Division, the Tigers rank fifth with a 16-12 record, showing a win rate of 0.57. They’re third in divisional play with 9 wins and 4 losses, and have claimed victory in 6 of their last 10 games, currently enjoying a two-win streak. On the road, they hold a stronger record of 10-4 compared to their 6-8 home record. With 10 wins in daytime games versus 6 in nighttime, the Tigers have scored 111 runs while conceding 108.

Conversely, the Guardians top the division with a 19-9 record, leading to a 0.68 win percentage. They stand first in the division, having lost only once in divisional matchups (4-1 record). Their recent performance includes 7 wins out of their last 10 games, although they’re coming off a loss. Home and away, they exhibit consistency with an 8-4 and 11-5 record, respectively, and have scored 143 runs while allowing just 97.

Delving into betting odds, the match offers intriguing prospects. The Guardians are favored with a point spread of -1.5 and a money line of -140 due to their stronger overall and recent performance, while the Over/Under for the game is set at 8.0, reflecting expectations for moderate scoring. The Tigers enter as underdogs with a money line of +118, presenting a potentially rewarding bet for risk-takers betting on an upset.