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Moneyline favors Tigers in battle with Indians

Detroit TigersCleveland Indians
July 6, 4:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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

The Indians will rely on Carlos Carrasco to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Anibal Sanchez will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Carlos Carrasco is 0-3 this season, and Anibal Sanchez is 6-5.

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Indians in this matchup found them as +138 underdogs 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 MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Indians rated this week at No. 7 and the Tigers sitting at No. 1.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 4-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 5 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, less than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (10 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 7-0 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at +115 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Tigers didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Cleveland 7-0 on Friday at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 5-5
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 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland, Sunday, July 7