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Tigers vs Indians Baseball Game Preview

Detroit TigersCleveland Indians
July 8, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

48-39TEAM RECORD46-42

Cleveland will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Detroit Tigers pay a visit to Progressive Field.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Scott Kazmir in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-4 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Max Scherzer, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 145 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 9 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 1 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 4.9 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 5 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, less than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (10 hits per game).

Detroit brings the American League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 12-ranked defense.

Detroit was a 9-6 loser in its last match on the road against the Indians. They lost as -131 favorites, while the total score of 15 made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 9-6 on Sunday behind a start from Corey Kluber at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Detroit home to Chi White Sox, Tuesday, July 9
Cleveland home to Toronto, Tuesday, July 9