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Indians open as moneyline underdog vs Tigers

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Sep 4, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

57-78TEAM RECORD72-62

Detroit will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Cleveland Indians pay a visit to Comerica Park.

Detroit sends Rick Porcello out against Justin Masterson for the Indians in this game. Porcello is 9-10 with a 4.57 ERA on the season, while Masterson is 10-12 on the year and has a 4.91 ERA.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Tigers as -215 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 14-rated Indians in this matchup.

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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. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Indians average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the American League list.

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.7 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

The Indians were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +210 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Indians enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Monday, with Corey Kluber throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Comerica Park.

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

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

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 13 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Detroit is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Wednesday, September 5

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