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Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Detroit Tigers


Cleveland Indians
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Progressive Field

The Cleveland Indians will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Detroit Tigers pay a visit to Progressive Field.

The Cleveland Indians will rely on Danny Salazar to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Justin Verlander will be his counterpart for the Detroit Tigers. Danny Salazar is 5-6 this season, and Justin Verlander is 12-11.

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Opening Odds and Betting Line

Cleveland was a -105 moneyline earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-4.5 victory for 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians bring a 70-66 record to the battle against the 76-62 Tigers. 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. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 16.

How Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland Indians No. 9 ranked offense (4.26 runs per game) against a Detroit Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 22 at 4.37 runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have been averaging 8.76 hits per game, less than the Detroit Tigers have managed so far this season (9.62 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.11 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at +134 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kyle Lobstein blew away 10 Cleveland batters in the Tigers's last start, leading them to a 4-2 win over Cleveland on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Cleveland's last 20 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 10 games at home

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