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Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Betting Matchup Report

Detroit TigersCleveland Indians
May 22, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

20-21TEAM RECORD23-18

The Cleveland Indians host Detroit on Tuesday, looking to build on their 23-18 mark against the 20-21 Tigers in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

The Indians will rely on Ubaldo Jimenez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Rick Porcello will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Ubaldo Jimenez is 4-3 this season, and Rick Porcello is 3-3.

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Indians in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -115 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Indians) and the No. 8 (Tigers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Tigers are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.7 per game.

Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

Detroit won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Pirates on May 20. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Max Scherzer struck out 15 batters in 4-3 victory on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Marlins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +106 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Indians were saddled with a loss last time out in Derek Lowe's start, as they lost 5-3 against Miami on Sunday at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 0-10

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Tigers at Indians trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland, Wednesday, May 23