Indians vs. Athletics Prediction
After another minor upset of the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, can the Oakland Athletics finish off a sweep when the two collide again today at 4:07PM ET?
977 Cleveland Indians vs. 978 Oakland Athletics
Sunday, May 12, 2019
4:07PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -130 to win, while the Indians are listed with a money line of +120 to win. The over/under total for the contest is set at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 57 percent going on the Indians on the road. 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 edged again
Cleveland suffered a second consecutive 1-run loss to the Athletics on Saturday. After losing 4-3 in 12 innings on Friday, the Tribe suffered a 3-2 loss on Saturday. The Indians are now 20-18 on the season, 9-11 on the road and 22-15 with the under. Cleveland is putting Jefry Rodriguez on the mound today. He is 0-2 on the season with a 2.41 ERA.
The Indians gave up another walk-off hit on Saturday, as A.J. Cole allowed the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Trevor Bauer had an impressive start in the loss, racking up 10 strikeouts in seven innings without giving up an earned run. The Tribe continue to struggle with scoring runs as they had 10 hits but stranded nine baserunners. Leonys Martin drove in both runs for Cleveland, one on a solo home run.
Athletics gaining steam
Oakland has now won four of its last five following Saturday’s victory. Three of the four wins have been by one run. The A’s are now 19-22 on the season, 14-9 at home and 21-20 with the over. Oakland has Daniel Mengden making his 2019 debut on the mound in today’s game.
Blake Treinen blew a save opportunity in the top of the ninth for Oakland, but ended up getting the win anyway when Ramon Laureano had a RBI single in the bottom of the inning to get the victory. Oakland managed to produce the three runs on just four hits thanks to two Cleveland errors. Nick Hundley was the only Oakland player with an extra-base hit, as he tripled in the win.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians are now just 1-5 in their last six road games and 2-5 in their last seven against AL West opponents.
The Athletics have won six straight against team with a winning record and they are 46-20 in their last 66 home games.
Oakland has been great at home over the last year and they will see what they have in Mengden today. He hasn’t pitched this year and is coming off a 2018 where he went 7-6 with a 4.05 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 25 starts. Rodriguez has pitched pretty well in his three starts, getting deep into games with limited damage. However, Cleveland just hasn’t had the hitting to make you trust them. Oakland is all about grinding out wins in low-scoring games. Especially at home. I think the Athletics will be able to finish off the sweep behind more solid pitching and timely hitting.
MLB Prediction: Oakland Athletics -130