Detroit Lions at Cleveland Indians MLB Betting Lines Favorites
There is no white flag waving option in baseball, which means that teams who have long since been eliminated from playoff contention still need to go out and complete their 162-game schedule. How those teams respond in the final few weeks tends to give you an idea of what they are made of. The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers are both in that position, and they will meet for 4 games in Cleveland starting on Thursday with the Indians listed as clear favorites on MLB betting odds.
An In Depth Analysis on Detroit Lions at Cleveland Indians MLB Betting Lines Favorites & TV Info
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Venue: Progressive Field
Opening Line: Cleveland -205
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 9, 2015
The Indians (67-70) came into the second half of the season 5 games under .500, and as you can see, very little has changed. As has been the case all season long, Cleveland has lacked the sort of consistency required to be a playoff team.
This is a team that looks destined to finish the season around the .500 mark, and that simply isn’t good enough. There is a lot of work that needs to be done if this team is to compete with the Kansas City Royals in the Central division, because it is certainly starting to look as though KC might be dominant for some time to come. One thing that they will be looking to add in the offseason is power, as they are among the lowest scorers in the American League. Danny Salazar (12-8, 3.54 ERA) will be on the mound for Cleveland on Thursday.
This has been an especially disappointing season for the Detroit Tigers (64-74), as they certainly did not expect to be sitting at the bottom of the AL Central at this stage of the season. It was always going to be a struggle to wrestle the division away from the Royals, but I don’t think anyone expected the Tigers to be this far off the pace. This is another team that is going to have to rethink their direction in the offseason, as you can only blame injuries so much for the poor results being delivered. The Tigers have a chance to come into this series on a bit of a high, as they have the opportunity to complete the sweep of the Rays on Wednesday. Alfredo Simon (12-9, 4.86 ERA) will be looking for back to back wins with this start.
Key Online Betting Trends
Cleveland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games
Detroit is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit’s last 10 games
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
The Tigers lost 2 of 3 to the Indians when they met last weekend, and I think a similar result might be in the offing here. I like the Indians to pick up the win on Thursday.