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Cleveland IndiansDetroit Tigers
June 8, 4:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

30-30TEAM RECORD33-26

The Cleveland Indians will look to grab a road win when they take on the Tigers in Detroit at Comerica Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.

Rick Porcello will take the mound for Detroit, and he'll carry a 2-3 record into the contest. Justin Masterson gets the ball for Cleveland; he's 8-4 so far this season.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Tigers as -133 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 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:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 10.2 hits per game. The Indians average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Cleveland was a 7-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They lost as +195 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland suffered a 7-5 loss against Detroit on Friday, as Ubaldo Jimenez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

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

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Sunday, June 9

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