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June 7, 7:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Detroit and Cleveland on Friday, with the host Tigers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Cleveland puts its faith in starter Ubaldo Jimenez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-3. Getting the ball for the Tigers is Justin Verlander, who owns a 7-4 record on the season with a 3.70 ERA.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as GTbets.eu had set the Tigers as -200 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 1 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate an American League No. 6 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Detroit and its American League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 5.2 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 5 lineup of the Indians at 4.8 runs per outing.

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 5.7 runs per game.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -180 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Indians endured a 6-4 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Wednesday, with Corey Kluber throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Rays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -200 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Tigers enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Rays on Thursday, with Max Scherzer throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games at home
Detroit is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Saturday, June 8

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