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

The Tigers will give the ball to starter Max Scherzer in this one. Righthander Scherzer is 16-1 this season with a 2.85 ERA.

It'll be Zach McAllister toeing the rubber for the Indians in this contest. Righthander McAllister is 4-6 with a 3.47 ERA so far this season.

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.

Current streak:
Detroit has won 11 straight games.
Cleveland has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 67-45 SU
Cleveland: 62-52 SU

Detroit most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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