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Max Scherzer out to silence Indians bats in MLB contest

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June 6, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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Cleveland pays a visit to Detroit on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Tigers bats in baseball action at Comerica Park.

Jeanmar Gomez, with a record of 3-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Indians, while the Tigers trot Max Scherzer to the mound in this one. He is 5-3 so far in 2012.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Detroit sat as -160 favorites. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers sit at No. 9 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 11 on the same chart.

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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. 8-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Indians average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

The Indians were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +147 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Tigers, a 4-2 final on Tuesday in support of Ubaldo Jimenez at Comerica Park.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games at home
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Thursday, June 7

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