Reds vs. Indians Prediction
Two in-state, interleague rivals will meet up tonight when the Cleveland Indians host the Cincinnati Reds at 7:10PM ET.
973 Cincinnati Reds vs. 974 Cleveland Indians
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
7:10PM ET – Progressive Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Reds are listed with a money line of -105 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 72 percent going on the Indians 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.
Reds trying to get on track
Cincinnati is coming off a 4-3 win at Philadelphia on Sunday, but the Reds have won just two of their last seven coming into today. Cincy is 29-35 on the season, 14-20 on the road and 39-23 with the under. The Reds have Luis Castillo getting the start tonight. He is 6-1 on the season with a 2.38 ERA.
The Reds have been strong on the mound this season, posting a 3.65 team ERA thus far with a 1.24 team WHIP. They rank fifth in the league in strikeouts with 616. Offensively, Cincinnati is averaging just 4.27 runs per game while hitting .233 as a team. Eugenio Suarez is leading the team with 13 doubles, 14 home runs and 41 RBI while Yasiel Puig has 11 home runs, 33 RBI and nine stolen bases.
Indians winning series
Cleveland isn’t getting any long win streaks going right now, but they have won their last two series, taking two of three from Minnesota and the Yankees at home. The Tribe are now 33-32 on the season, 19-16 at home and 37-27 with the under. Cleveland has Trevor Bauer on the mound today. He is 4-6 on the year with a 3.93 ERA.
Like the Reds, the Indians have been stronger on the mound than they have been on the plate. Cleveland has a 3.99 team ERA this season with a 1.23 team WHIP. They aren’t far behind Cincinnati, putting up 605 strikeouts thus far. At the plate, the Tribe are averaging 4.17 runs per game while hitting .227 as a team. Carlos Santana has been leading the team with 13 doubles, 12 home runs and 40 RBI while Jose Ramirez has 11 doubles, 21 RBI and 16 stolen bases.
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds are 28-60 in their last 88 interleague games and just 5-16 in their last 21 games following a win.
The Indians are 12-4 in their last 16 Tuesday games and 5-1 in Bauer’s last six starts during a series opener.
The Reds have been pitching pretty well this year and Castillo has been leading the way. He has put up 90 strikeouts thus far and is getting deep into games. Walks have been a bit of a concern, and that could be a problem against a Cleveland team that steals a lot of bases. Bauer has been giving up a fair share of runs as of late, but he has been able to get deep into games as well. I think he should fare well at home against these Cincy hitters while the Indians take advantage of Castillo’s accuracy concerns.
MLB Prediction: Cleveland Indians -115