Free MLB Pick of the Day: Tigers vs. Indians MLB Picks 8/8/13

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The 2013 MLB betting season is off and running here at Cappers Info, and we are set to make more of our patented MLB picks for one of our favorite times of year. On Thursday night, the Detroit Tigers will be led onto the field by Max Scherzer, as they play host to the Cleveland Indians, who will be countering with Zach McAllister. The first pitch from Progressive Field is set to be thrown out at 7:05 p.m. ET

Thursday Baseball Picks: Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians
Date: Thursday, August 8th, 7:05 ET
Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
Tigers vs. Indians On TV: MLB Network

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MLB Odds & Probable Starting Pitchers
Detroit Tigers (Max Scherzer) -150
Cleveland Indians (Zach McAllister) +143
Total: 7.5

We have been monitoring this series between the Indians and the Tigers all week long, and we definitely love what we see out of Detroit and hate what we see out of Cleveland. The Indians are in a heck of a lot of trouble right now, as they have been beaten in each of the first three games of this series by relatively small margins. It almost seems as this each of these games is a microcosm of the season. The Indians have found a way to get close to Detroit this year, but they have never really figured out how to get over the hump. Now, in relatively damning fashion, the Tigers have exploded by winning this three games, opening up a huge gap in the standings between these two teams. Now, RHP Max Scherzer, who is 16-1 on the season, is going to be on the hill for this one on Thursday night. It doesn’t bode well for sure for a Cleveland club that just hasn’t hit the ball well in clutch situations this whole series. RHP Zach McAllister is going to have to literally pitch the perfect game to be able to stand toe-to-toe with Scherzer, and we don’t see him being able to do it. There’s a reason that Detroit has won 11 of the last 12 meetings in this series, and there’s a reason that the team has taken six of the seven meetings thus far this season here at Progressive Field. Roll with the Tigers once again on Thursday night.

Tigers @ Indians Pick 8/8/13: Detroit Tigers -150
Tigers @ Indians Score Prediction: Detroit 6 – Cleveland 3

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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