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Detroit TigersCleveland Indians
Aug 6, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

65-45TEAM RECORD62-50

The Cleveland Indians battle the visiting Detroit Tigers on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Justin Verlander to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 11-8. Getting the ball for the Indians is Justin Masterson, who owns a 13-7 record on the season with a 3.33 ERA.

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Detroit before the first pitch in this match found them as 115-moneyline favorites earlier today at SportBet. They saw the total of 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Indians - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 6 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 1 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cleveland and its American League No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 1 lineup of the Tigers at 5.1 runs per outing.

Detroit brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 8-ranked defense.

In their last action, Detroit was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Detroit at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Detroit hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 11-strikeout performance from Anibal Sanchez - will prevail again after their 4-2 victory against Cleveland at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Indians trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Cleveland is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Cleveland is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Cleveland's last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland, Wednesday, August 7

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