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Doug Fister out to silence Indians bats in MLB contest

Cleveland IndiansDetroit Tigers
Aug 4, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

50-56TEAM RECORD56-50

The Detroit Tigers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Cleveland Indians invade Comerica Park on Saturday.

Doug Fister gets the call for the Detroit Tigers and he will try to build on a 5-7 mark. In the other dugout, Ubaldo Jimenez brings a 8-10 ledger to the game for the Indians as he tries to quiet the Tigers bats.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Tigers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -205 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 4-rated Tigers and the league No. 12-ranked Indians, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.7 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

Cleveland was a 10-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They lost as +144 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland suffered a 10-2 loss against Detroit on Friday, as Justin Masterson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
Cleveland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Sunday, August 5