On May 7, 2024, at 6:10 PM, the Detroit Tigers are slated to take on the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field under partly cloudy skies. The pitching duel will feature Detroit’s Kenta Maeda, who has an ERA of 5.023, against Cleveland’s Logan Allen, with an ERA of 5.108.

In the standings of the AL Central Division as of 2024, the Tigers claim the 5th spot with a 16-12 record and a winning percentage of .570. Their divisional record stands impressive at 9-4. The Tigers have shown good form lately, winning 6 of their last 10 matches and are currently riding a 2-game winning streak. Their home record is 6-8, but they perform better on the road with a 10-4 record. During day games, they hold a record of 10-6 compared to their performance in night games.

Conversely, the Cleveland Guardians top the division with a 19-9 record, boasting a .680 winning percentage. They have a solid divisional record of 4-1. Despite a recent loss snapping their winning streak, the Guardians have won 7 of their last 10 games. They play well both at home (8-4) and away (11-5), and their run-scoring capability is notable with 143 runs to their credit while allowing 97 runs defensively.

The betting odds reflect a tight contest. The point spread is set at -1.5, showcasing a slight edge to the Guardians. The over/under is pegged at 8.5, indicating expectations of a moderate scoring game. For those betting on the teams directly, the Away Team (Tigers) Money Line stands at +105, suggesting a competitive chance, while the Home Team (Guardians) Money Line is slightly favored at -125. These odds suggest a closely contested matchup, drawing interest from sports bettors looking to capitalize on the narrow margins.