Indians vs. Orioles Prediction
After an upset win on Friday night, can the Baltimore Orioles manage to pick up another victory over the Cleveland Indians when they meet today at 4:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, April 21, 2018
4:05PM ET, Oriole Park
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Indians are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -185 to win. Baltimore is getting a money line of +160 to prevail at home, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. Currently, 59% of the wagers are going on the Orioles at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Orioles end losing streak
Baltimore put an end to a six-game losing streak on Friday with a 3-1 win at home against the Tribe. The win moves them to 6-14 on the season and 3-4 at home. The Orioles are scoring just 3.47 runs per game this season while allowing 5.74 per contest.
Chris Tillman gets the start today for Baltimore. He is 0-3 through three starts with an 11.91 ERA. He has allowed 15 earned runs over 11.1 innings with 10 walks and just three strikeouts.
Indians on a skid
Cleveland has lost three of its last four games following the 3-1 loss on Friday. The loss dropped the Indians to 9-8 on the season with a 3-6 mark on the road. Cleveland is allowing only 3.00 runs per game while scoring just 3.50 per contest.
Mike Clevinger is making his fourth start of the season today. Through three starts, he is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Clevinger has pitched 16.2 innings and allowed five runs with six walks and 14 strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won Clevinger’s last four starts on the road and nine of his last 10 starts overall. However, they have lost five straight against AL East opponents.
The Orioles are just 3-7 over Tillman’s last 10 starts and 1-5 in his last six starts against a winning team. They also have lost seven straight when he has started on a Saturday.
Cleveland has some hitting issues this season, but I find it hard to believe that Tillman is going to be able to shut them down today. Tillman has allowed a handful of runs in each start and he isn’t giving his team much chance to compete. Even at home, I don’t think Baltimore can pick up another upset.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -185