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Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Free Total Pick

Time: 7:05 PM EST Tuesday September 2, 2014 STOH

Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Indians host the Detroit Tigers in an American League Central match up.

In their last games: In Game 1 of this 4-game series yesterday the Tigers beat the Indians 12-1.

Detroit’s starter David Price had a solid outing and the Tigers’ offense blew up for 12 runs on 20 hits in their 12-1 rout of the Indians.

The Indians are 7-6 against the Tigers this season.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Indians are 6-18 in Carolos Carrasco’s last 24 home starts.

The Indians are 1-4 in Carrasco’s last 5 starts against the Tigers.

In the last 9 games between these 2 teams in Cleveland the total has gone Over every time.

The Tigers are 20-9 in their last 29 games against the Indians.

Pitching Match Up

Detroit: Kyle Lobstein (0-0, 3.09 ERA)
Cleveland: Carlos Carrasco (6-4, 3.01 ERA

Money Line: Indians -142 / Tigers +132
Run Line: Dodgers -1.5 +145
Total Line: Under 8 -110

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

Detroit Tigers: 75-62 SU / O/U 72-60 / Run Line W/L 65-72
Cleveland Indians: 70-65 SU / O/U 64-68 / Run Line W/L 64-71

Key Betting Trends

• DET is 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
• DET is 7-3 in their last 10 overall.
• DET has an Over record of 3-0-1 in their last 4 games.
• CLE is 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
• CLE is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss.
• CLE has an Under record of 8-1 in their last 9 home games.

Key Player Injuries


Miguel Cabrera Left game – right ankle soreness day-to-day(8/30)
Andy Dirks Recovery from back surgery on 60-day DL(3/29)
Joel Hanrahan Recovery from right elbow surgery on 60-day DL(5/2)
Jose Iglesias Bilateral tibial stress fractures on 60-day DL(3/29)
Luke Putkonen Right elbow inflammation on 60-day DL(4/19)
Bruce Rondon Right elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(3/29)
Anibal Sanchez Strained pectoral muscle on 15-day DL(8/9)
Joakim Soria Strained left oblique on 15-day DL(8/10)
Drew VerHagen Stress reaction in spine on 60-day DL(9/1)


David Murphy Right abdominal strain on 15-day DL(8/10)
Ryan Raburn Right wrist soreness on 15-day DL(8/18)
Nick Swisher Surgery on both knees – out for season on 15-day DL(8/10)

Free Total Pick

The Indians have won 6 of their last 8 games and are the hot team here, but the trend in this series is to the road team with the visitor taking the money in 7 of the last 8. Indians’ Carrasco has been impressive since leaving the bullpen going 3-0 in 4 starts with only 2 runs allowed. Tigers’ Lobstein looked very good in his first career start and may be able to repeat that tonight.

Take the UNDER 8 -110

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