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MLB BASEBALL

Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers

The fans at Comerica Park will be treated to a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers when they take their seats on Friday.

Zach McAllister will be the starting pitcher for the Indians on this day. Righthander McAllister is 7-7 this season with a 3.51 ERA.

McAllister's opponent in this one will be Rick Porcello. The Tigers righthander has a 4.55 ERA to go along with a 10-7 record this season.

The Indians were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -144 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Tigers were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -189 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Cleveland has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Cleveland: 71-62 SU
Detroit: 78-56 SU

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 4-4
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 9-1
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Detroit home to Cleveland, Saturday, August 31