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Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

Progressive Field hosts an MLB battle between the Cleveland Indians and the visiting Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Justin Verlander gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Detroit Tigers on Sunday; he's 1-5 on the season. The Cleveland Indians, meanwhile, will counter with Cody Anderson, who will be looking to improve on his 11-11 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cleveland Indians were listed as -170 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.5-2.3 win for the Indians. 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

69-70 Cleveland battles the Tigers, currently with a 64-76 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Detroit injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Cleveland Indians) and the No. 29 (Detroit Tigers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 20-rated offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 28 at 5.07 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 8.65 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.42 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cleveland has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

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, Sunday, September 13th