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Tigers and Verlander take on Indians

The Detroit Tigers will be sending Justin Verlander to the mound on Thursday afternoon as they take on the Cleveland Indians in home MLB betting action at the online sportsbooks.

Verlander is 1-1 with a 2.57 ERA on the season, holding the Padres to two runs on eight hits over seven innings in his most recent trip to the mound. The righthander has made 35 career starts against Cleveland, going 17-14 with a 4.38 ERA.

Danny Salazar gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cleveland Indians on Thursday; he's 0-1 on the season.

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Detroit Tigers as -164 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.2-4.1 win for the Tigers on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Tigers sport a record of 6-5 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 7-7 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians odds would favor the Indians if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 13 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 5.

How Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Stats Matchup

At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 13 ranking for hits at 8.64 per game. By contrast, the Cleveland Indians are rated No. 26 in the same category at 7.93 per game.

Cleveland brings the No. 23-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers's No. 12-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Cleveland was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Cleveland at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Tigers, a 3-2 final on Wednesday in support of Zach McAllister at Comerica Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Toronto, Friday, April 18th
Detroit home to Los Angeles, Friday, April 18th