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Detroit TigersCleveland Indians
Sep 16, 3:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

77-67TEAM RECORD60-86

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

For the Indians, Ubaldo Jimenez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Tigers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Rick Porcello, 9-12 on the year.

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Indians were listed as +135 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Indians - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 2 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Tigers average 9 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the American League list.

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 14 defense, allowing 5.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 5-rated defense.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -131 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Justin Masterson and the Indians 5-3 on Saturday at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Tigers at Indians trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cleveland's last 17 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Chi White Sox, Monday, September 17
Cleveland home to Minnesota, Tuesday, September 18

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