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Indians vs Tigers Baseball Game Preview

Cleveland IndiansDetroit Tigers
June 16, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

36-30TEAM RECORD37-31

The Tigers get a visit from the Cleveland Indians in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

For the Tigers, Max Scherzer gets the ball, charged with keeping the Indians hitters off the base paths. He'll face Mitch Talbot, 2-3 on the year.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Detroit sat as -165 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 9 in the American League and the Indians at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Indians rank No. 10 in the American League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Cleveland was a 6-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They won as +112 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 6-4 victory over Detroit on Wednesday at Comerica Park behind starter Fausto Carmona.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 13 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Detroit is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Detroit is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Pittsburgh, Friday, June 17
Detroit at Colorado, Friday, June 17