On the 8th of May, 2024, baseball enthusiasts will be treated to a compelling matchup as the Detroit Tigers visit the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. The first pitch is set for 1:10 PM under what is expected to be partly cloudy skies. Reese Olson, with his impressive 2.70 ERA, will lead the pitching for the Tigers, while Tanner Bibee, carrying a 4.459 ERA, takes the mound for the Guardians.

As of now in the 2024 AL Central Division, the Tigers are fifth with a record of 16 wins and 12 losses, demonstrating a decent form by winning six of their last ten games and currently enjoying a two-game winning streak. Despite a weaker home record of 6-8, they shine on the road with 10-4. Conversely, the Guardians top the division at a 19-9 record, though they recently snapped their winning streak with a loss. They show a strong performance both at home (8-4) and on the road (11-5).

With regards to the betting landscape for this game, the Guardians are slightly favored with a point spread of -1.5. The over/under for runs scored is set at 8.0, suggesting a moderate scoring game. Betting odds suggest a guardian win at -140 while the Tigers are underdogs at +118 on the moneyline. For those looking to wager, the odds indicate a tight competition but lean towards a probable Guardians victory based on recent performances.