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Cleveland Indians Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Detroit Tigers

The Cleveland Indians pay a visit to Detroit on Friday, hoping to shut down the Tigers bats in baseball betting action at Comerica Park.

It's a pitching duel between Justin Verlander for the Detroit Tigers (1-1 on the year) and Josh Tomlin for Cleveland Indians (1-0 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Cleveland Indians before the first pitch in this match found them as 129 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.3-4.2 win for the Indians on Friday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Tigers bring a 8-6 record to the battle against the 6-7 Indians. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Cleveland injuries news.

This game puts the Detroit Tigers, most recently No. 8 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cleveland Indians, who rate a No. 9 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit Tigers No. 7-rated offense, averaging 4.79 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians defense that ranks No. 19 at 4.38 in runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have averaged 9.71 hits per game so far, more than Cleveland Indians batters have averaged on the year (7.92 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 2.8 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 10-7 score against Seattle at Progressive Field.

Detroit didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by E Volquez in a losing cause, 4-0, against Kansas City on Thursday.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
  • Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Cleveland's last 22 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Detroit is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Cleveland

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Detroit, Saturday, April 23rd