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Cleveland Indians take on Tigers in baseball test

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June 5, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Detroit Tigers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Cleveland Indians invade Comerica Park on Tuesday.

The Tigers will rely on Drew Smyly to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ubaldo Jimenez will be his counterpart for the Indians. Drew Smyly is 2-1 this season, and Ubaldo Jimenez is 5-4.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Indians listed as underdogs of +-155 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 9 and the Indians sitting at No. 11.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Indians average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the American League list.

Detroit owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 13-rated defense.

The Indians were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Indians endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Twins on Sunday, with Justin Masterson throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Progressive Field.

In their last action, Detroit was a 5-1 loser at home against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at +163 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Detroit suffered a 5-1 loss against New York on Sunday, as Justin Verlander wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Wednesday, June 6

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