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CLE Aims To Continue Dominance of DET

The Cleveland Indians have continually trumped the Detroit Tigers with the Tribe winning seven of the past eight meetings between the AL Central clubs. Cleveland has averaged 5.6 runs per game in their last eight outings with Detroit, which has lead to the OVER cashing six times.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Indians and Tigers past five meetings in Detroit.
  • Miguel Cabrera is 19-for-38 with five home runs and 10 RBIs lifetime against Corey Kluber.
  • Francisco Lindor is 8-for-15 with seven runs against the Tigers this season.

Corey Kluber will take to the mound for the Indians coming off back-to-back stellar performances. Kluber has gone a combined 15.0 innings in his last two games while allowing just seven hits and three earned runs. One of those two outings came against the Tigers, a game that saw Kluber go 8.0 innings with 10 strikeouts and no walks.

The Tigers will start Anibal Sanchez, who has been wildly inconsistent this season. In Sanchez’ three wins this season he has allowed just two runs per game, but the righty has allowed a combined 12 earned runs in his two losses.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Cleveland Indians in this matchup found them as -160 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.0-2.8 result in favor of the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cleveland (11-12) will face the 14-11 Tigers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Detroit injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians sit at No. 13 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Detroit Tigers sit at No. 15 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 13-rated offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 17 at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 8.35 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.48 hits per game).

Detroit brings the No. 17-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians's No. 12-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Cleveland on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games at home
  • Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Cleveland, Thursday, May 5th