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Cleveland Indians home to Tigers in baseball betting action

Detroit TigersCleveland Indians
May 1, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

12-15TEAM RECORD18-8

The visiting Tigers hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Progressive Field against the Cleveland Indians.

The Indians will rely on Justin Masterson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Phil Coke will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Justin Masterson is 5-0 this season, and Phil Coke is 1-3.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Indians in this one will find them as -145 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 8-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 10-rated Indians in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 5 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 9.3 hits per game, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.7 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 6.3 runs per game.

The Tigers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Detroit lost in extra innings against the Indians on Saturday as Cleveland edged them 3-2 at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Tigers at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 15 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to NY Yankees, Monday, May 2
Cleveland at Oakland, Tuesday, May 3