MLB Matchups  >>  Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Preview 05/12/2013

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The Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Comerica Park.

The Indians will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Zach McAllister in this game. McAllister has a 3-3 record and a 2.63 ERA this season.

It'll be Rick Porcello toeing the rubber for the Tigers in this contest. Righthander Porcello is 1-2 with a 8.14 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 175-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game's total is sitting at 9.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 7-6 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +230 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Cleveland: 19-15 SU
Detroit: 20-14 SU
CLEVELAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

DETROIT MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Cleveland is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 13 games at home
Detroit is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

NEXT UP:
Cleveland home to NY Yankees, Monday, May 13
Detroit home to Houston, Monday, May 13