Justin Verlander, Zach McAllister take mound in Indians vs Tigers tilt
Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cleveland and Detroit on Thursday, with the host Indians trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Detroit puts its faith in starter Justin Verlander to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 11-5. Getting the ball for the Indians is Zach McAllister, who owns a 4-2 record on the season with a 3.21 ERA.
If you're going with the Indians in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +160 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Indians at No. 10 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 4 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cleveland and its American League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 6 lineup of the Tigers at 4.6 runs per outing.
Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -135 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Tigers enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Indians on Wednesday, with Max Scherzer throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at Progressive Field.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Tigers at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit at Toronto, Friday, July 27
Cleveland at Minnesota, Friday, July 27