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The division rival Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians are set to renew hostilities on Tuesday when they meet at Progressive Field.

The Tigers will trot Justin Verlander out to the mound in this one. Righthander Verlander has a 11-8 record and a 3.88 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Indians will be Justin Masterson. The righthander has a 3.33 ERA to go along with a 13-7 record this season.

In their last action, Detroit was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Detroit at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Detroit has won 9 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 65-45 SU
Cleveland: 62-50 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Cleveland is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Cleveland is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Cleveland's last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Cleveland home to Detroit, Wednesday, August 7