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MLB Game Preview - Indians underdogs vs Tigers at Detroit

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Sep 26, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Odds

80-79TEAM RECORD92-67

The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Cleveland Indians on Monday in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

Ubaldo Jimenez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Indians on this day; he's 10-12 on the season. The Tigers, meanwhile, will counter with Doug Fister, who will be looking to improve on his 9-13 mark.

View Cleveland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Detroit opened as -149 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 6 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. 4 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.4 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Detroit owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 10-rated defense.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Twins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +160 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Indians got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Minnesota on Sunday; it was a 6-4 final at Progressive Field in MLB wagering action.

The Tigers were a 10-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -152 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Orioles, a 10-6 final on Sunday in support of Brad Penny at Comerica Park.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 11 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Tuesday, September 27