Cleveland Indians host Detroit Tigers in baseball action
Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Cleveland vs Detroit battle on Wednesday at Progressive Field as the Indians try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Indians will rely on Derek Lowe to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Max Scherzer will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Derek Lowe is 8-8 this season, and Max Scherzer is 9-5.
Sportsbooks had set the Indians as +120 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Indians and the league No. 4-ranked Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Tigers are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.2 per game.
Cleveland owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 8-rated defense.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +111 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit suffered a 3-2 loss against Cleveland on Tuesday, as Doug Fister wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Tigers at Indians trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
Detroit at Cleveland, Thursday, July 26