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Detroit Tigers take on Indians in baseball test

Detroit TigersCleveland Indians
May 21, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The Detroit Tigers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Indians in Cleveland at Progressive Field on Tuesday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Max Scherzer for the Tigers on the hill facing Corey Kluber for the Indians. Scherzer brings a 5-0 mark to the game, while Kluber is 2-2 to date on the season.

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Indians as +120 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 7 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 1 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 2-rated American League offense, averaging 5.1 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 6 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, less than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (10.2 hits per game).

Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 11-8 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -128 were rewarded, while the 19 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-8 to Texas on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 10-8 winner as they battled the Mariners at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -103 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland needed extra innings to get the job done against the Mariners on Monday as the Indians defeated them 10-8 at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Tigers at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Detroit is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Cleveland is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland, Wednesday, May 22