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May 10, 7:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Detroit and Cleveland on Friday, with the host Tigers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

For the Tigers, Max Scherzer gets the ball, charged with keeping the Indians hitters off the base paths. He'll face Corey Kluber, 1-1 on the year.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Indians listed as underdogs of +-200 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Tigers) and the No. 9 (Indians) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 10.5 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.4 per game.

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 6.2 runs per game.

The Indians were a 9-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Scott Kazmir blew away 10 Oakland batter in the Indians' last start, leading them to a 9-2 win over Oakland on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Detroit was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They lost as -119 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. The Tigers endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Thursday, with Doug Fister throwing 3 innings of 8-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
Cleveland is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Saturday, May 11