Indians vs. Brewers Prediction
Will the Cleveland Indians ride their ace back to a winning record when they go on the road to face the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at 7:40PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:40PM ET – Miller Park
TV: FSWI (Mil); STO (Cle)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -185 to win. Milwaukee is getting a money line of +165 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting currently has 67% going on Cleveland on the road today. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Indians hoping to end skid
Cleveland is coming off being swept on the road by the New York Yankees. The Indians are 17-17 overall and 6-9 on the road. They are now putting up 4.59 runs per game while allowing 4.44 per contest.
Corey Kluber is getting the start for Cleveland today. He is 5-1 through seven starts, having won the last five times he has taken the mound. Kluber has a 2.41 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP. He has pitched 52.1 innings and has 53 strikeouts with nine walks.
Brewers staying over .500
The Brewers aren’t showing a lot of consistency lately, but they are still putting up a winning record. Milwaukee is now 20-15 overall and 9-8 at home. The Brewers are putting up 3.77 runs per game this season while allowing just 3.77 per contest.
Wade Miley gets the start for the Brewers tonight. He has made just one start this season, which came last week at Cincinnati. He pitched six innings and allowed one run on three hits with three walks and four strikeouts in a 3-1 victory.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians are just 7-18 in their last 25 interleague games and 2-9 in their last 11 interleague road games. However, they have won nine of Kluber’s last 11 road starts.
The Brewers have won seven of their last nine at home and seven of their last eight Tuesday games. They also are 13-6 in their last 19 games following a loss.
Kluber is on a roll for the Indians but I question Cleveland’s overall consistency. His bullpen is lacking and the Cleveland hitters can go silent. Miley looked good in his first start and has strong support in his pen. I think Milwaukee finds a way to sneak out a victory in this one.
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers +165