Braves vs. Indians Sunday Prediction
The ESPN Sunday Night Baseball crew heads to Progressive Field tonight as the Indians host the Braves at 7:05 p.m. ET. Will offense be suppressed when Max Fried faces Shane Bieber in the pitching matchup?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, April 21, 2019
7:05 p.m. ET, Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 65% of the betting tickets are on the Indians to beat the Braves on the moneyline.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a two-run double in the top of the ninth inning to give the Braves an 8-7 victory over the Indians on Saturday in game two of a doubleheader. Before the double, it was a miserable game for Acuña Jr. He was 0-for-4, and three of those outs were strikeouts. With two outs and the bases loaded with Atlanta trailing 7-6, Acuña Jr. was able to pick up a two-run extra-base hit that gave the Braves the lead and ultimately the victory. He's hitting .300/.430/.614 to begin the year, and while those numbers will obviously see a bit of regression, it might be small. He's a special talent.
Cleveland Indians Fantasy Spin
Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with a run scored in a loss to the Braves on Saturday in game two of a doubleheader. Lindor sat the first game of the doubleheader, but was hitting atop the lineup for the Indians in the second contest. He singled in the second inning, and he came around to score on a single by Jose Ramirez. There might be some kinks to iron out, but Lindor is one of the best shortstops in baseball, and should be scoring runs, hitting homers and stealing bases for the Indians in no time.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 21-8 in their last 29 games played on Sunday.
The Indians have won four straight in which Shane Bieber starts.
The over has been profitable when these two teams met, cashing in four of the previous five meetings. The over is also 4-1 in Fried’s last five road starts and is 5-2 in his last seven outings overall. Finally, the over is 6-2 in the Indians’ l last eight interleague home games and is 15-3-4 in their last 22 home games when facing a left-handed starter.
The Pick: Braves/Indians OVER 8