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UNDERs Aplenty at Comerica Park When Indians Visit

The Cleveland Indians will see a familiar face on the mound Sunday when they square off against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. Sportsbooks opened the Tigers as -122 home favorites with a total of 9.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Tigers are 2-8 in Justin Verlander's last 10 starts vs the Indians.
  • The UNDER is 12-3-2 in the Indians' last 17 games.
  • The Tigers are 2-8 in their last 10 games vs a right-handed starter.

Verlander has made more starts against the Indians than any other opponent but has also suffered the most losses in his career against the Tribe. The hurler ended a six-start winless drought on Tuesday when he gave up three runs on nine hits over seven innings in a triumph over Kansas City. The former Cy Young Award winner is 20-22 all-time against Cleveland.

Mike Clevinger will counter on the bump for the Indians. Clevinger has failed to pitch beyond the five-inning mark in each of his previous three starts while giving up eight runs and eight walks in that span. Clevinger is 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA and .174 batting average in five starts away from home on the year.

The UNDER is trending when these squads collide in the Motor City. In the last five contests between the teams in Detroit, the UNDER is 4-0-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting oddsmakers, including BetOnline, opened the Detroit Tigers as -122 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as Bovada.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Indians to win this game 4.8-3.4. 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

36-44 Detroit battles the Indians, currently with a 43-37 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Cleveland injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Detroit Tigers rated this week at No. 26 and the Cleveland Indians sitting at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 14-ranked scoring average of 4.74 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians offense rated No. 15 and scoring 4.74 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 8.62 hits per game to date this season, less than the Indians hitters have managed (8.65 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Detroit has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland rolled to a 4-1 win against Detroit on Saturday, as Carlos Carrasco and the Indians' bats led the team to victory at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 11 games
  • Cleveland is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • Detroit is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to San Diego, Tuesday, July 4
Detroit home to San Francisco, Tuesday, July 4