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OVER Hot When Carrasco Takes the Bump

The stage is set for a pair of American League Central rivals, as the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians do battle on the diamond on Saturday in a matchup with big playoff implications.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 7-2 in the Indians' last 9 home games.
  • The Tigers are 4-17 in the last 21 meetings.
  • The Tigers are 2-5 in their last 7 overall.

Justin Verlander and Carlos Carrasco are slated to get the ball. Verlander (14-8, 3.33 ERA) had a four-start unbeaten streak snapped on Sunday by yielding three runs on seven hits over five innings to Baltimore. The hurler has lost all three starts this season against the Indians.

Carrasco (11-8, 3.32) is 3-0 in his last four starts at Progressive Field, including two 11-strikeout performances against Miami and the White Sox. Carrasco is 2-0 with a minuscule 0.51 ERA against the Tigers this season, permitting only one run over 17 2/3 innings.

With Carrasco on the mound, the OVER is 6-1 in the last seven times he’s gotten the ball against the Tigers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Cleveland Indians in this matchup found them as -147 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Indians to win this game 5.7-2.8. 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

85-62 Cleveland battles the Tigers, currently with a 78-69 mark. 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. 4 and the Detroit Tigers at No. 19 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Detroit Tigers rank No. 5 at 9.11 hits per game. That compares with the Cleveland Indians No. 6 ranking in that category.

Detroit brings the No. 18-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians's No. 7-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers endured a 11-4 loss at the hands of the Indians on Friday, with Michael Fulmer throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Cleveland is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Cleveland is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home
  • Cleveland is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Cleveland, Sunday, September 18th