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Indians face Detroit Tigers: MLB odds preview and stats

Cleveland IndiansDetroit Tigers
Aug 3, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

50-55TEAM RECORD55-50

The visiting Indians hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers.

It's a pitching duel between Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers (5-8 on the year) and Justin Masterson for Cleveland (7-9 so far).

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Tigers as -145 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 4 in the American League and the Indians at No. 12 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the American League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 9 in the same category at 8.6 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 7-6 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at -139 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Indians got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Kansas City on Thursday; it was a 7-6 final at Kauffman Stadium in MLB wagering action.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 7-5 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -106 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Aaron Cook and the Red Sox 7-5 on Wednesday at Fenway Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
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 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Saturday, August 4