MLB Picks: Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IJuly 5, 2013

MLB Picks: Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians

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    The Detroit Tigers have gone below the betting total in six of their last seven games against division opponents, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Friday as they take on the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Tigers are plus-125 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds, while the total sits at 8.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League Central matchup from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction along the way.

Detroit Tigers

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    The Detroit Tigers are 20-22 overall on the road this season. That record includes a 1-6 mark as underdogs of plus-100 to plus-125.

    Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello is 0-3 with a 8.82 ERA in his last three starts. 

Cleveland Indians

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    The Cleveland Indians went 7-4 on their recently completed 11-game road trip, but suffered a 10-7 loss to the Kansas City Royals as plus-127 underdogs on Thursday.

    Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson is 6-1 with a 2.29 ERA in nine home starts. 


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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their MLB picks on Friday, as the UNDER is 7-2-2 in the last 11 meetings in this series in Cleveland. 

    MLB Pick: Under 8.5 

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