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Tigers face Cleveland Indians: MLB odds preview and stats

Detroit TigersCleveland Indians
Aug 8, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Detroit duelling Cleveland on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Zach McAllister in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-6 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Max Scherzer, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

View Detroit vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Detroit before the first pitch in this match found them as 139-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 6 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 1 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tigers rank No. 1 in the American League at 9.9 hits per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 9 ranking in that category.

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 1-rated defense.

Detroit won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Indians on August 7. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers beat Cleveland in extra innings, earning a 6-5 victory at Progressive Field in MLB wagering action.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Indians trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Cleveland is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at NY Yankees, Friday, August 9
Cleveland home to LA Angels, Friday, August 9