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CLEVELAND (18-15) AT DETROIT (20-13) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
917: CLEVELAND
918: DETROIT
8.0
-259
18-15
20-13
17-14-2
21-11-1
5.1 / 4.2
5.4 / 3.8
(R) U JIMENEZ
(R) J VERLANDER
2-2
4-2
6.37
1.55
1.31
1.10
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Light Rain   Temperature: 43.0 °
Humidity: 74   Wind: Southwest at 6.9 MPH (6 KT)
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
CLEVELANDJIMENEZ +283 
DETROITVERLANDER-283
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
CLEVELAND team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in games played on a grass field15-12+2.9160-181-13.81211-1195-109.515-10173-1501136-1163
in night games13-10+4.6122-123+8.2937-884-2811-11119-113861-877
against right-handed starters10-9+1.6119-124+0.6976-919-44.89-9120-114896-916
after allowing 10 runs or more1-2-111-23-11.8126-123-4.81-216-15112-120
after a loss6-9-291-102+0.4655-666-26.89-596-84622-631
when playing against a team with a winning record7-6+2.280-102-8605-706-46.89-388-84617-633
in all games18-15+4.9169-191-11.31350-1326-97.517-14181-1611255-1298
as a road underdog of +200 to +2250-002-5-0.816-30+4.20-02-419-19
in road games8-8+2.676-103-9.2638-701-17.46-890-76638-628
in May games7-2+4.837-28+12243-206+12.65-438-24225-204
when playing on Saturday3-2+1.226-30-1.4219-222-28.43-227-26214-207
against division opponents7-6+1.376-83-8.4566-528-47.86-691-59538-513

DETROIT team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
as a home favorite of -225 to -2501-0+14-1+1.816-6+1.90-10-510-12
in home games11-4+3.8118-71+13.8682-647-5111-396-82620-642
in May games5-3+0.434-30-5.6219-225+9.55-332-28201-221
when playing on Saturday4-1+334-29-2.6211-226-13.15-029-31195-228
against division opponents5-4-299-55+21.4517-576-85.54-571-75514-532
in games played on a grass field20-13+1.5206-162+1.31147-1259-104.621-11182-1631121-1168
in night games11-3+7.5126-106-3.9790-909-84.98-6116-99797-819
against right-handed starters17-9+5151-109+17.1879-1028-131.817-9125-118888-923
after a win11-8-1.7118-98-6.7608-632-41.39-9109-95579-604
when playing against a team with a winning record8-4+2.8105-85+9.1579-757-79.39-383-93602-670
in all games20-13+1.5216-167+7.21249-1417-141.321-11186-1731239-1299
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
CLEVELAND - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/27/2013KAZMIR(L)@ KANSAS CITYSANTANA(R)2-3L1509 unU991682
4/28/2013MASTERSON(R)@ KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R)0-9L1008.5 unO8901070
4/28/2013KLUBER(R)@ KANSAS CITYSMITH(L)10-3W1259 unO1470863
4/29/2013JIMENEZ(R)@ KANSAS CITYDAVIS(R)9-0W1409 ovP1440340
4/30/2013MCALLISTER(R)PHILADELPHIAHALLADAY(R)14-2W-1058 evO1740550
5/1/2013BAUER(R)PHILADELPHIALEE(L)6-0W+1207.5 ovU14120391
5/3/2013MASTERSON(R)MINNESOTAHERNANDEZ(L)7-6W-1458.5 unO131001190
5/4/2013KAZMIR(L)MINNESOTACORREIA(R)7-3W-1159 unO1261790
5/5/2013KLUBER(R)MINNESOTAPELFREY(R)2-4L-1509 unU660660
5/6/2013JIMENEZ(R)OAKLANDPARKER(R)7-3W-1159 ovO1090880
5/7/2013MCALLISTER(R)OAKLANDMILONE(L)1-0W-1058.5 unU540652
5/8/2013MASTERSON(R)OAKLANDGRIFFIN(R)4-3W-1108.5 unU640681
5/9/2013KAZMIR(L)OAKLANDCOLON(R)9-2W+1058.5 ovO1250792
5/10/2013KLUBER(R)@ DETROITSCHERZER(R)4-10L1758.5 unO6121580
5/11/2013JIMENEZ(R)@ DETROITVERLANDER(R) 
5/12/2013MCALLISTER(R)@ DETROITPORCELLO(R) 
5/13/2013 NY YANKEES  
5/13/2013 NY YANKEES  
5/14/2013KLUBER(R)@ PHILADELPHIAPETTIBONE(R) 
5/15/2013JIMENEZ(R)@ PHILADELPHIAHAMELS(L) 
5/17/2013MCALLISTER(R)SEATTLEMAURER(R) 
5/18/2013 SEATTLE  

DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/27/2013PORCELLO(R)ATLANTAMEDLEN(R)7-4W-1058 unO1390740
4/28/2013FISTER(R)ATLANTAMINOR(L)8-3W-1457.5 unO940680
4/29/2013SCHERZER(R)MINNESOTAPELFREY(R)4-3W-2358.5 ovU750630
4/30/2013VERLANDER(R)MINNESOTAWORLEY(R)6-1W-2608 ovU1360690
5/1/2013SANCHEZ(R)MINNESOTADIAMOND(L)2-6L-2208.5 unU6401070
5/2/2013PORCELLO(R)@ HOUSTONLYLES(R)7-3W-1559.5 unO15131641
5/3/2013FISTER(R)@ HOUSTONNORRIS(R)4-3W-1858 ovU661990
5/4/2013SCHERZER(R)@ HOUSTONHARRELL(R)17-2W-2008 unO2190641
5/5/2013VERLANDER(R)@ HOUSTONHUMBER(R)9-0W-2908 unO1381460
5/8/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R)1-3L-1157 unU791841
5/9/2013FISTER(R)@ WASHINGTONHAREN(R)4-5L-1207.5 ovO1291970
5/10/2013SCHERZER(R)CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)10-4W-1858.5 unO1580612
5/11/2013VERLANDER(R)CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R) 
5/12/2013PORCELLO(R)CLEVELANDMCALLISTER(R) 
5/13/2013SANCHEZ(R)HOUSTONNORRIS(R) 
5/14/2013FISTER(R)HOUSTONHARRELL(R) 
5/15/2013SCHERZER(R)HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L) 
5/16/2013VERLANDER(R)@ TEXASDARVISH(R) 
5/17/2013PORCELLO(R)@ TEXASTEPESCH(R) 
5/18/2013 @ TEXAS  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
CLEVELAND - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games18-15+4.917-145.10.2690.3284.20.2330.310
Road Games8-8+2.66-85.20.2750.3334.10.2250.314
vs Right-handed Starters10-9+1.59-95.20.2740.3394.20.2370.316
Past 7 Games5-2+2.64-34.90.2530.2913.60.2340.308
Grass Games15-12+2.915-105.10.2720.3324.30.2400.312
Night Games13-10+4.611-114.90.2650.3264.20.2350.308
Division7-6+1.36-64.40.2530.3013.80.2270.300
CLEVELAND - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.10.2690.328331139306125490.041611012661822522172720
Road Games5.20.2750.3331657415864210.04815012791131581512
Righty Starters5.20.2740.3391965818071320.059565157121281591511
CLEVELAND - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.611.190103.336308011431154-06366.7%
Road Games2.111.14947131131423523-04266.7%

DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games20-13+1.421-115.40.2870.3513.80.2330.291
Home Games11-4+3.811-36.50.3220.3884.00.2400.298
vs Right-handed Starters17-9+517-95.50.2920.3553.60.2310.287
Past 7 Games5-2+2.75-27.40.3130.3772.90.2030.235
Grass Games20-13+1.421-115.40.2870.3513.80.2330.291
Night Games11-3+7.58-66.10.2940.3633.00.2130.255
Division5-4-24-54.40.2630.3284.40.2400.319
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.40.2870.351331224351103350.031761222301427530112318
Home Games6.50.3220.3881552116851190.0496568341181211110
Righty Starters5.50.2920.3552696628285270.0314095186132182681711
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.691.2101004141736481203-57463.6%
Home Games4.621.45937191931423350-24266.7%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
UBALDO JIMENEZ recent results and season statistics
UBALDO JIMENEZ - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts6.371.3142-2629.74.9212123516274-2+2.83-1
Road Starts2.500.8331-03186.0551025143-0+40-1
Last 3 Starts3.060.9622-0317.75.9661126163-0+3.41-0
UBALDO JIMENEZ - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/6/2013OAKLAND7-3-1159Win,OverW5.7224138PARKER(R)
4/29/2013at KANSAS CITY9-0+1409WinW7003024DAVIS(R)
4/21/2013at HOUSTON5-4-1059Win 5444114BEDARD(L)

JUSTIN VERLANDER recent results and season statistics
JUSTIN VERLANDER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts1.551.1014-2746.36.69838113504-3-1.33-3
Home Starts2.111.1721-1321.37.1652015161-2-2.71-1
Last 3 Starts0.860.9522-03217.0321505212-1+0.22-1
JUSTIN VERLANDER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/5/2013at HOUSTON9-0-2908Win,OverW7002029HUMBER(R)
4/30/2013MINNESOTA6-1-2608Win,UnderW7115028WORLEY(R)
4/25/2013KANSAS CITY3-8-1757Loss,Over 7218014SHIELDS(R)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 21-16 (-0.1 Units) against CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
19 of 35 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.1 Units)
Games this season
DETROIT is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against CLEVELAND this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

All games at DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 14-5 (+5.7 Units) against CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
10 of 19 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.5 Units)
Games played at DETROIT this season.
DETROIT is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against CLEVELAND this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/10/2013CLEVELAND4+175 Over60012KLUBER(R)L4.78112
 DETROIT10-1858.5 unWin153180SCHERZER(R)W8450
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
UBALDO JIMENEZ vs. DETROIT since 1997
JIMENEZ is 4-7 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.526.
His team's record is 6-7 (-0.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 8-4. (+3.6 units)
UBALDO JIMENEZ recent starts vs. DETROIT
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/16/2012DETROIT7-6+1108.5Win,Over 6325032PORCELLO(R)
9/5/2012at DETROIT1-7+1809Loss,UnderL7.3446113FISTER(R)
8/4/2012at DETROIT1-6+1859Loss,UnderL5.3667044FISTER(R)

JUSTIN VERLANDER vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
VERLANDER is 14-13 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 4.55 and a WHIP of 1.229.
His team's record is 15-15 (-4.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 13-16. (-5.6 units)
JUSTIN VERLANDER recent starts vs. CLEVELAND
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/14/2012at CLEVELAND4-0-2007.5Win,UnderW7006016KLUBER(R)
7/26/2012at CLEVELAND3-5-1608LossL7548224MCALLISTER(R)
5/24/2012at CLEVELAND1-2-1607Loss,UnderL8226117MASTERSON(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring DETROIT in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEVELAND games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1008, 6.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEVELAND games 54.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (160-136, +10.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 52.4% of the time since 1997. (1106-1006, +12.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 56.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (176-134, +31.5 units)
Edge=CLEVELAND
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEVELAND games 49.8% of the time since 1997. (808-815, -124.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEVELAND games 56.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (109-83, +15.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 50.3% of the time since 1997. (822-813, -103.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 45.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (89-105, -28.9 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CLEVELAND
[P] 04/02/2013 - Blake Wood 60-day DL (3/11) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/21/2013 - Brett Myers 15-day DL (4/20) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Frank Herrmann 60-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Josh Tomlin 60-day DL (2/15) ( Elbow )
[C] 04/28/2013 - Lou Marson 15-day DL (4/25) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/07/2013 - Vinnie Pestano 15-day DL (5/1) ( Elbow )
DETROIT
[P] 04/23/2013 - Octavio Dotel 15-day DL (4/20) ( Elbow )
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