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The Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers will meet on the field at Comerica Park on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.
The Indians will trot Scott Kazmir out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Kazmir has a 7-6 record and a 4.25 ERA this season.
It'll be Anibal Sanchez toeing the rubber for the Tigers in this contest. Righthander Sanchez is 11-7 with a 2.61 ERA so far this season.
Cleveland lost its last outing, a 7-2 result against the Tigers on August 30. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Cleveland has lost 4 straight games.
Detroit has won 2 straight games.
Cleveland: 71-63 SU
Detroit: 79-56 SU
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 9-1
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit home to Cleveland, Sunday, September 1