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Cleveland IndiansDetroit Tigers
Sep 1, 1:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

71-64TEAM RECORD80-56

The visiting Indians hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers.

Detroit hands the ball to starter Justin Verlander in this one and he'll try to improve on his 12-10 mark on the year. Cleveland counters with Danny Salazar, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Tigers as -157 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers sit at No. 1 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Indians rank No. 10 in the American League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 10-5 result against the Tigers on August 31. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -166 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 10-5 on Saturday behind a start from Anibal Sanchez at Comerica Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland home to Baltimore, Monday, September 2
Detroit at Boston, Monday, September 2

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