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Indians Look for Historic Win as Biggest Moneyline Favorites of 2017

Two victories stand between the Cleveland Indians and sole possession of the longest winning streak in American League history and they will take on the tanking Detroit Tigers tonight as the BIGGEST moneyline favorites of the season.

  • The Indians are 3-0 SU and on the runline as favorites of -325 or bigger this season.
  • The Tigers are 1-8 SU and 2-7 on the runline as underdogs of +200 or bigger this season.
  • The Tigers are 0-4 on the runline in their last 4 games against the Indians.

Outscoring their opponents 132-32 during their run, the Indians have not just been winning, they’ve been absolutely crushing every team in their path, going 17-for-19 on the runline. The offense and pitching have both come together in extraordinary ways for the Tribe and with Corey Kluber (15-4, 2.56 ERA) taking the mound in a matchup with Matt Boyd (5-9, 5.93 ERA) tonight, it’s no surprise Cleveland is such a chalky play.

Kluber, who’s propelled the Indians to wins in nine of his last 10 starts, has not been as sharp against the Tigers as you’d like if you’re a whale putting a sizable bet on the Tribe. The former AL Cy Young Award winner owns a 5.14 ERA against Detroit this season (his worst ERA vs any team in the majors in 2017) and his team is just 2-2 straight up in matchups with the Tigers this year when Kluber has started.

That’s a little worrisome – until you look into Boyd’s numbers. The Tigers are 0-7 straight up in the 26-year-old lefty’s last seven appearances and he owns a 6.17 ERA since the all-star break. He has, however, pitched well against the Indians, limiting them to five runs in 18.2 innings of action.

Cleveland has to lose at some point but given the gravity of the trends and the goals of both the Tigers and Indians, it’s probably not going to happen tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Cleveland Indians as -380 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 7.6-1.2 win for the Indians on Tuesday. 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 (88-56) will face the 60-83 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 vs Detroit Tigers odds would favor the Indians if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 1 in the current OddsShark poll, while Detroit is at No. 29.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Detroit Tigers rank No. 11 at 8.92 hits per game. That compares with the Cleveland Indians' No. 9 ranking in that category.

Detroit brings the No. 30-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' No. 1-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Monday, suffering an 11-0 humiliation against Cleveland.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games
  • Detroit is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Cleveland, Wednesday, September 13