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Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Betting Matchup Report

Detroit TigersCleveland Indians
Aug 11, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

61-55TEAM RECORD58-56

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cleveland and Detroit on Thursday, with the host Indians trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Fausto Carmona for the Indians (5-11 on the year) and Justin Verlander for Detroit (16-5 so far).

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Indians as +160 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Indians - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 13 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 10 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tigers rank No. 4 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 11 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

In their last action, Detroit was a 10-3 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 10-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Ubaldo Jimenez at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 1-9
After a loss are 7-3

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Tigers at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 11 games at home
Cleveland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Detroit at Baltimore, Friday, August 12
Cleveland home to Minnesota, Friday, August 12