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Indians visit Detroit Tigers in MLB clash

Cleveland IndiansDetroit Tigers
Sep 3, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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Comerica Park hosts an MLB battle between the Detroit Tigers and the visiting Cleveland Indians on Monday.

Detroit hands the ball to starter Anibal Sanchez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-11 mark on the year. Cleveland counters with Corey Kluber, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Tigers in this one will find them as -230 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 10 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 14-rated Indians in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 9 in the same category at 8.4 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

The Indians were an 8-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Indians were saddled with a loss last time out in Zach McAllister's start, as they lost 8-3 against Texas on Sunday at Progressive Field.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the White Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -168 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 11-strikeout performance from Justin Verlander - will prevail again after their 4-2 victory against Chicago at Comerica Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games on the road
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games at home
Detroit is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 12 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Tuesday, September 4