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Tigers are Quietly Becoming a Fantastic Source of UNDERs

The Cleveland Indians managed to sweep a doubleheader against the New York Yankees on Wednesday and will attempt to once again accomplish the feat when they square off with the Detroit Tigers on Friday. Sportsbooks opened the Tribe as -166 road favorites with a total of 9.5 in the first of the back-to-back tilts.

Shark Bites
  • The Indians are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games against the Tigers.
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Tigers’ last 12 games at home.
  • The Tigers are 2-7 SU and ATS in their last nine games against their division.

Carlos Carrasco and Matthew Boyd are slated to get the ball in this one. Carrasco (13-6, 3.78 ERA) scattered six hits over seven scoreless innings and did not walk a batter while striking out eight to pick up the win in his last appearance vs Kansas City. The 30-year-old is seeing Detroit for the fifth time this season and is 3-1 with a 2.36 ERA in his first four chances.

Boyd (5-8, 6.13) is looking to put an awful August behind him after he went 0-3 with a bloated 8.75 ERA in six games. The Oregon State product was ripped for five runs in six frames against the last-place Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Boyd made two starts against Cleveland earlier in the season, going 1-1 in that span.

The UNDER has been a fantastic wager when the Tigers have taken the field lately. In Detroit’s last six, the UNDER is a perfect 6-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Cleveland Indians before the first pitch in this match found them as -230 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the OVER/UNDER total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

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.

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. 28 in the current OddsShark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 9 ranking for hits at 8.86 per game. By contrast, the Cleveland Indians are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.78 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.82 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit rolled to a 6-2 win against Colorado on Wednesday, as Justin 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, Friday, September 1