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Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Preview and Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Detroit Tigers dueling the Cleveland Indians on Friday at Progressive Field.

It's a pitching duel between Cody Anderson for the Cleveland Indians (3-3 on the year) and Justin Verlander for Detroit Tigers (3-7 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Detroit Tigers before the first pitch in this match found them as 101 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.5-2.3 win for the Indians on Friday. 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

The Cleveland Indians bring a 69-70 record to the battle against the 64-76 Tigers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Detroit injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cleveland Indians at No. 2 and the Detroit Tigers at No. 29 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cleveland Indians No. 21-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4.33 runs per game. The Indians have averaged 8.65 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (9.42 per nine innings).

Cleveland owns the No. 11 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's No. 28-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers were saddled with a loss last time out in A Simon's start, as they lost 7-5 against Cleveland on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games
  • Detroit is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Cleveland, Saturday, September 12th