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Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers

The Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers will meet on the field at Comerica Park on Friday in a battle of division rivals.

Ubaldo Jimenez will be the starting pitcher for the Indians on this day. Righthander Jimenez is 4-3 this season with a 4.83 ERA.

It'll be Justin Verlander toeing the rubber for the Tigers in this contest. Righthander Verlander is 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -180 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Rays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -200 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Cleveland has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Cleveland: 30-29 SU
Detroit: 32-26 SU

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games at home
Detroit is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Detroit home to Cleveland, Saturday, June 8