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Detroit Tigers host Cleveland Indians in baseball action

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Aug 20, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

62-59TEAM RECORD66-58

Comerica Park hosts an MLB battle between the Detroit Tigers and the visiting Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

Detroit hands the ball to starter Doug Fister in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-13 mark on the year. Cleveland counters with David Huff, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Tigers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -145 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 10 in the American League and the Indians at No. 12 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Indians defense that ranks No. 9 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Detroit owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 9-rated defense.

The Indians were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Indians endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Friday, with Josh Tomlin throwing 6 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Comerica Park.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 2-8
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 15 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 15 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Sunday, August 21

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