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Cleveland Indians Favored by -150 Against Detroit Tigers on Friday

Comerica Park hosts an MLB battle between the Detroit Tigers and the visiting Cleveland Indians on Friday.

Mike Clevinger, with a record of 7-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Cleveland Indians, while the Detroit Tigers trot Buck Farmer to the mound in this one. He is 3-1 so far in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Detroit Tigers as 135 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.8-3.2 result in favor of the Indians. 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

Detroit (58-74) will face the 76-56 Indians in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Cleveland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 28 (Detroit Tigers) and the No. 1 (Cleveland Indians) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 14-ranked scoring average of 4.76 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.93 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 8.86 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (8.78 per nine innings).

Detroit owns the No. 29 defense, allowing 4.76 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's No. 2-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit rolled to a 6-2 win against Colorado on Wednesday, as J Verlander and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Coors Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
  • Detroit is 7-17 ATS in its last 24 games
  • Detroit is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Detroit, Saturday, September 2nd