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Indians Now Just One Game Away From History

I hope you’ve got nothing to do this afternoon because the Indians are about to accomplish something historic and I recommend you tune in. They’re just one victory away from sole possession of the longest winning streak in American League history and they’ll once again be massive favorites when they close out their series against the Tigers with another serious edge on the starting bump.

SHARK BITES
  • The Tigers are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games in the afternoon. The Indians are 31-17 in afternoon games this year.
  • The Indians have never been bigger than a -167 favorite with Mike Clevinger as their starter.
  • Favorites of -275 or more are 27-7 SU this season.

Shutting out the Tigers 13-0 on aggregate in the first two games this series, the Tribe will send Mike Clevinger (9-5, 3.30 ERA) to the hill and he’ll bring an 18-inning shutout streak of his own into the matchup. Six of those scoreless frames were tossed against Detroit at the beginning of the month and the second-year man is 3-0 against the Tigers this season with a 0.50 ERA.

As long as he treats this game just like any other and he’s not frozen by the moment, he should be just fine against a team he’s absolutely dominated. While he’s never been a favorite of -200 or more in his career, he’s set to receive plenty of support from an offense that’s firing on all cylinders, scoring 6.7 runs per game during the streak.

Buck Farmer, who takes the mound for the Tigers, might not be so comfortable in the spoiler role today. He was crushed by the Indians when he last faced them and he has a bloated 6.32 ERA on the season.

Opening the day at -140 on the runline, you’re getting excellent value on the Tribe to win by two or more runs. They’ve accomplished that feat in all but two of their wins during the streak and if you’d bet $100 on their runline in all those games, your bankroll would be up a handsome $1265.78.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Cleveland Indians in this matchup found them as -285 favorites on the MLB moneyline at BetOnline. Betting the OVER/UNDER instead? It was 9.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.7-2.1 result in favor of the Indians. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians sport a record of 89-56 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 60-84 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Detroit injuries news.

This game puts the Cleveland Indians, most recently No. 1 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Detroit Tigers, who rate a No. 29 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Cleveland Indians' No. 6-ranked offense (5.07 runs per game) against a Detroit Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 29 at 5.4 runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have been averaging 8.97 hits per game, more than the Detroit Tigers have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Detroit brings the No. 29-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' No. 1-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Corey Kluber shut down the Tigers in their last game, striking out 8 in a 2-0 shutout over Detroit in baseball action at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games
  • Detroit is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Chicago, Thursday, September 14
Cleveland home to Kansas City, Thursday, September 14

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