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Indians Have Been Spanking The Tigers

The Cleveland Indians have faced little challenge when they take on the Detroit Tigers, as the Tribe has taken the past six meetings between the clubs. The Indians have averaged 6.3 runs per game in those outings with wins of three runs or more in each of the past five.

SHARK BITES
  • Danny Salazar has a 4.55 ERA in 10 career starts against the Tigers.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past five games between the Indians and Tigers.
  • The Indians are 15-3 in their past 18 games on a Friday.

Danny Salazar has been lights out during the month of June, with the right-hander going 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA in three starts this month. Salazar has been one of the best pitchers in baseball as a whole this season, as the Indians’ ace has allowed opponents to hit just .183.

Though his numbers on the year may look great, Jordan Zimmermann – who starts for the Tigers Friday -  has been downright mediocre in Detroit. Zimmermann has a 4.43 ERA in seven starts at Comerica Park while allowing at least seven runs twice.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Detroit Tigers as -111 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.6-2.4 victory for the Indians. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Detroit (38-35) will face the 41-30 Indians in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Cleveland injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Detroit Tigers and the No. 5-rated Cleveland Indians in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has baseball's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 9.48 hits per game. The Cleveland Indians average 8.75 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the list.

Defensively, Cleveland features the No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.69 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 5.21 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Indians hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when T Bauer struck out 10 batters in 6-1 victory on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Detroit won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Seattle 5-4 in extra innings at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Detroit, Saturday, June 25th

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