Indians-Tigers Lines Preview

By JoeDuffy.net Administrator

The Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers will meet on the field at Comerica Park on Friday in a battle of division rivals.
The Indians will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Carl Pavano in this game. Pavano has a 0-3 record and a 9.50 ERA this season.
It’ll be Armando Galarraga toeing the rubber for the Tigers in this contest. Righthander Galarraga is 3-0 with a 1.85 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 168-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Indians were defeated 6-5 in 10 innings by the Red Sox last time out, as +110 underdogs. That game’s 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5).
Kelly Shoppach cracked a two-run homer, while Jensen Lewis surrendered the winning run and was tagged with the loss.
The Tigers were out-slugged 8-6 by the Yankees last time out, as +125 underdogs. That game’s 14 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (9).
Curtis Granderson belted a three-run homer, while Rick Porcello gave up six hits and six runs over 3 2-3 innings in suffering the loss.
Current streak:
Detroit has lost 2 straight games.
Team records:
Cleveland: 8-14 SU
Detroit: 11-10 SU
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit’s last 13 games at home
Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Next up:
Detroit home to Cleveland, Saturday, May 2

 

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