Scheduled for 6:10 PM on May 7, 2024, at Progressive Field, the Detroit Tigers are set to clash with the Cleveland Guardians under a sky of scattered clouds. Kenta Maeda, who carries an ERA of 5.023, will take the mound for Detroit, while Logan Allen, with an ERA of 5.108, will pitch for Cleveland.

In the current standings of the 2024 AL Central Division, the Detroit Tigers sit fifth with a record of 16-12, reflecting a winning percentage of 0.57. They hold a divisional record of 9-4, ranked third in the division. The Tigers have won six of their last ten outings and are on a two-game winning streak. With a 6-8 record at home and more success on the road at 10-4, they have amassed 111 runs and conceded 108.

Conversely, the Cleveland Guardians lead the division, boasting a 19-9 record which gives them a 0.68 winning percentage. With a divisional record of 4-1, they top the standings. Over their last ten games, they’ve secured seven wins, though coming off a recent loss. Playing 8-4 at home and 11-5 away, they have excelled both during the day and at night, tallying 143 runs for and 97 against.

In terms of betting odds, the Guardians are favored with a point spread of -1.5 and a money line of -125 at home, indicating a slight edge over the Tigers, who stand at +105 on the money line. The over/under for the game is set at 8.5 runs. Given their tighter defensive metrics and higher scoring record, placing your bets on the Guardians to cover the spread might be the safer choice, while the slightly high over/under suggests an expectation of a reasonably high-scoring affair.