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Aug 5, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

50-57TEAM RECORD57-50

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

It's a pitching duel between Max Scherzer for the Tigers (10-6 on the year) and Chris Seddon for Cleveland (0-0 so far).

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Indians listed as underdogs of +-210 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 12-rated Indians taking on the American League's No. 4-rated Tigers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 5 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Detroit owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 13-rated defense.

Cleveland was a 6-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They lost as +465 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to Detroit on Saturday at Comerica Park.

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

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

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to Minnesota, Monday, August 6
Detroit home to NY Yankees, Monday, August 6

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