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Baseball odds preview - Detroit vs. Cleveland

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July 24, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

52-44TEAM RECORD48-48

The Cleveland Indians battle the visiting Detroit Tigers on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

Cleveland sends Ubaldo Jimenez out against Doug Fister for the Tigers in this game. Jimenez is 8-9 with a 5.24 ERA on the season, while Fister is 4-6 on the year and has a 4.04 ERA.

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Indians as +110 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Indians - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 10 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 4 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).

Detroit brings the American League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 13-ranked defense.

Detroit was a 6-4 winner in its last match at home against the White Sox. They won as -126 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of UNDER bettors. Detroit rolled to a 6-4 win against Chicago on Sunday, as Jacob Turner and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Comerica Park.

The Indians were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Orioles, a 3-1 final on Monday in support of Justin Masterson at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Tigers at Indians trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland, Wednesday, July 25