MLB betting line favors Tigers over Indians
Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Comerica Park on Friday as host Detroit battles the Cleveland Indians in baseball odds action.
Rick Porcello gets the call for the Detroit Tigers and he will try to build on a 10-7 mark. In the other dugout, Zach McAllister brings a 7-7 ledger to the game for the Indians as he tries to quiet the Tigers bats.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tigers as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
This game matches up the No. 1 (Tigers) and the No. 6 (Indians) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.1 runs per game, against a Indians defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 10.1 hits per game so far, more than Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).
Detroit owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 8-rated defense.
The Indians were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -144 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland got a 10-strikeout performance from Ubaldo Jimenez but couldn't turn it into a win, suffering a 3-1 loss at the hands of Atlanta on Thursday at Turner Field.
The Tigers were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -189 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 7-6 victory over Oakland on Thursday at Comerica Park behind starter Max Scherzer.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 4-4
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 9-1
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland at Detroit, Saturday, August 31