Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians, Friday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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DETROIT TIGERS CLEVELAND INDIANS
38-46, 4th in American League Central July 7, 7:10 PM | Grass of Progressive Field 45-39, 1st in American League Central
Detroit at Cleveland, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Friday, July 7, 2017
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN Detroit, STO (Cleveland)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Tigers RH Jordan Zimmermann (5-6, 5.58 ERA) vs. Indians RH Carlos Carrasco (9-3, 3.50)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Detroit Tigers [J. Zimmermann -R] +1½ +100 +203 Ov 9½ -110
Cleveland Indians [C. Carrasco -R] -1½ -120 -220 Un 9½ -110
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The division rival Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Progressive Field.

The Tigers will trot Jordan Zimmermann out to the mound in this one. Right hander Zimmermann has a 5-6 record and a 5.58 ERA this season.

The Indians will counter Zimmermann with Carlos Carrasco. Right hander Carrasco has a 3.50 ERA to go along with a 9-3 record this season.

Zimmermann attempts to exact revenge against Cleveland after a four-run sixth inning led to his demise on Saturday. “That’s the way it’s been going for me. I’ve been pitching well and I’m just not getting the results,” said the 31-year-old, who fell to 0-2 in his last five outings after permitting five hits versus the Indians in 5 2/3 frames. Zimmermann has been plagued by the home run ball all season, surrendering four in the last three outings and 21 in 16 starts.

Carrasco improved to 4-0 in his last five starts overall and 2-1 with a 2.29 ERA in three outings versus Detroit this season after yielding one run on four hits with seven strikeouts on Saturday. The 30-year-old Venezuelan retired his final 10 batters to highlight a bounce-back performance following a disastrous outing in which he gave up eight earned runs in 3 1/3 innings against Texas on June 26. Carrasco has allowed two runs or fewer in 11 of his 16 trips to the mound this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 220-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

Victor Martinez aims to reach the 2,000-hit plateau against his former team on Friday as the visiting Detroit Tigers open a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. The 38-year-old Venezuelan, who resides one hit shy of the milestone, is vying to become the ninth active player to reach 2,000 when he faces the team with which he played from 2002-09.

Martinez recorded back-to-back two-hit, two-RBI performances to open a three-game series versus San Francisco before sitting out Detroit’s 6-2 win in the finale on Thursday afternoon. The veteran is just 7-for-36 in his career against Friday starter Carlos Carrasco, although fellow 2,000-hit alum Miguel Cabrera is 11-for-40 versus the right-hander. While the Tigers finished what effectively became a nine-game homestand with a 5-4 mark, the Indians temporarily stopped the bleeding of their issues at Progressive Field as Thursday’s 11-2 rout of San Diego improved the club to 19-23 at home. Jose Ramirez, who has 13 hits in his last eight games, launched a two-run homer on Thursday and did the same against Friday starter Jordan Zimmermann in a 4-1 victory against Detroit on Saturday.

The Indians were a 11-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -194 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -145 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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Detroit:
Team record: 38-46 SU
Detroit is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

Cleveland:
Team record: 45-39 SU
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland’s last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland Saturday, July 8

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Indians manager Terry Francona spent his third straight day undergoing tests at the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday, with no clear timetable for his return.

2. Tigers 3B Nicholas Castellanos is 9-for-20 with one homer, six RBIs and four runs scored during his six-game hitting streak.

3. Cleveland LF Michael Brantley has hit safely in 12 of his last 14 contests overall and seven of eight versus Detroit this season.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Cleveland Indians will win outright at -220 and the game will go under 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Indians 5, Tigers 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
DET TEAM CLE
4.79 RUNS 4.80
5.02 RUNS AGNST 4.05
-0.24 DIFF 0.75
-$1,079 MONEY -$1,826
4.88 TEAM ERA 3.83
8.65 OFF HITS 8.80
3.48 OFF WALKS 3.64
8.25 OFF Ks 7.12
9.15 DEF HITS 7.98
3.37 DEF WALKS 2.79
7.55 DEF Ks 9.88
INJURIES
DETROIT TIGERS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Nick Castellanos 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Drew VerHagen P 15-Day Disabled List
Jordan Zimmerman P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Pelfrey P 15-Day Disabled List
CLEVELAND INDIANS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Michael Brantley OF 15-Day Disabled List
Yan Gomes C 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Hunter P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
DETROIT TIGERS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games
Detroit is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Detroit’s last 22 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
CLEVELAND INDIANS
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland’s last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Cleveland’s last 22 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Detroit
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Detroit’s Overall Scoring vs Cleveland’s Overall Defense 4.8 8 4.1 1
Detroit’s Away Scoring vs Cleveland’s Home Defense 4.2 13 4.1 3
Detroit’s Road ERA vs Cleveland’s Home ERA Allowed 5.4 14 4.7 7
Cleveland’s Overall Scoring vs Detroit’s Overall Defense 4.8 6 5.0 12
Cleveland’s Home Scoring vs Detroit’s Road Defense 4.8 7 5.4 13
Cleveland’s Home ERA vs Detroit’s Road ERA Allowed 3.8 3 3.8 12
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
TIGERS
Tigers are the second highest scoring team in the league at 4.9 runs per game.
Tigers lead the league in hits with 10.0 per game.
Tigers are third best in the league in times striking out with 6.6 per game.
Tigers have the second stingiest defence in the league at 3.9 runs per game.
Tigers lead the league in K’s with 8.8 per game.
INDIANS
Indians allow the third least hits in the league at 8.4 per game.
Indians are second worst in walks allowed in the league at 3.4 per game.
Indians strike out the second most opponents in the league with 8.5 per game.

 

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