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MLB betting line favors Indians over Tigers

Detroit TigersCleveland Indians
July 5, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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

The match puts starter Rick Porcello for the Tigers on the hill facing Justin Masterson for the Indians. Porcello brings a 4-6 mark to the game, while Masterson is 10-6 to date on the season.

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Indians in this matchup found them as -118 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Indians at No. 7 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 1 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 4.9 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 5 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, less than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (10 hits per game).

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 5-rated defense.

In their last action, Detroit was a 11-1 winner on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Detroit at -132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit ran up the score in their last game on Thursday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 11-1 victory against Toronto.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 10-7 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -140 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland suffered a 10-7 loss against Kansas City on Thursday, as Ubaldo Jimenez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

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

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

A few Tigers at Indians trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland, Saturday, July 6