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Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers in MLB Betting Odds

Cleveland Indians

vs

Detroit Tigers
Friday, July 18, 2014 7:08 PM ET
Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers get a visit from the Cleveland Indians in MLB baseball betting action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Cleveland puts its faith in starter Trevor Bauer to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-4. Getting the ball for the Detroit Tigers is Anibal Sanchez, who owns a 6-3 record on the season with a 3.04 ERA.

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Cleveland Indians were listed as 147 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.1-4.4 win for the Tigers. A 5.1-4.4 result in favor of the Tigers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Tigers bring a 53-38 record to the battle against the 47-47 Indians. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Detroit Tigers at No. 1 and the Cleveland Indians at No. 14 heading into this contest.

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How Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Stats Matchup

At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 1 ranking for hits at 9.62 per game. By contrast, the Cleveland Indians are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.81 per game.

Detroit owns the No. 18 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's No. 26-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the White Sox. They won as -165 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Trevor Bauer blew away 10 Chicago batters in the Indians's last start, leading them to a 3-2 win over Chicago on Sunday at Progressive Field.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Royals on July 13. Bettors who backed the Royals at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Royals on Sunday, with Justin Verlander throwing 6 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
Cleveland is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games at home

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