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April 29, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cleveland and Detroit on Friday, with the host Indians trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Max Scherzer to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-0. Getting the ball for the Indians is Jeanmar Gomez, who owns a 0-1 record on the season with a 10.39 ERA.

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Indians as +100 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Indians and the league No. 8-ranked Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.4 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Tigers hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Detroit was a 7-2 loser at home against the Mariners. Bettors on Seattle at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit suffered a 7-2 loss against Seattle on Thursday, as Brad Penny wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Cleveland won its last outing, an 8-2 result against the Royals on April 28. Bettors who backed the Indians at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Indians grabbed a win last time out, defeating Kyle Davies and the Royals 8-2 on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Tigers at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland, Saturday, April 30

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