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Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians meet at Progressive Field.

The Tigers will give the ball to starter Tyler Alexander in this one. Left hander Alexander is 1-1 this season with a 4.77 ERA.

Starting this game for the Indians will be Eli Morgan. The right hander has a 6.75 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Indians as -141-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game's total opened at 9.

The Indians were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Detroit was a 6-1 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Detroit:
Team record: 53-59 SU
Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road

Cleveland:
Team record: 53-54 SU
Cleveland is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland Sunday, August 8