Ubaldo Jimenez vs Doug Fister matchup featured in MLB action
Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds
The Detroit Tigers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Indians arrive at Comerica Park on Wednesday.
Ubaldo Jimenez, with a record of 9-14 on the season, gets the ball for the Indians, while the Tigers trot Doug Fister to the mound in this one. He is 7-8 so far in 2012.
The visitors opened as +-225 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9 for those preferring over under wagers.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 14-rated Indians in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 13 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).
Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.7 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.
Cleveland was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They won as +167 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Indians enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Tuesday, with Justin Masterson throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Comerica Park.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 15 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Cleveland at Minnesota, Friday, September 7
Detroit at LA Angels, Friday, September 7