Indians vs. Cardinals Monday Prediction

Cleveland Indians vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 6/25/2018 Prediction & Odds

Interleague play heads to Busch Stadium on Monday night where the St. Louis Cardinals will host the red-hot Cleveland Indians at 8:15 p.m. ET. Will the Tribe stay hot or will the Cardinals pick up their third consecutive victory?

Game Snapshot & Odds

921 Cleveland Indians (-130) at 922 St. Louis Cardinals (+110); 8.5 runs

Monday, June 25, 2018

8:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium

TV: CLE (STO); STL (FSMW)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Indians as a -130 favorite. As of this writing, 72% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Indians to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Indians' Clevinger strikes out 10, allows 1 earned run in win

Mike Clevinger fanned 10 while limiting the White Sox to one run in 7 2/3 innings in a victory Tuesday. Half of Clevinger's six wins have come against the White Sox; he's allowed three earned runs and fanned 28 over 22 1/3 innings in his three starts against the team. His control still rates as uneven, but he's been so much better at avoiding walks than he was last year, making it quite possible that he'll maintain the strong results.

Cardinals' Gant draws start for injured Wacha

John Gant will start for the Cardinals on Monday against the Indians.

He's taking Michael Wacha's (oblique) spot in the rotation. Gant will be pitching on three days' rest, although he threw just 41 pitches in a relief appearance Thursday. He will have an opportunity to earn additional starts, but Gant will have to pitch well since the Cards have other options.

MLB Betting Trends

Cleveland

The under is 7-1-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams overall and 4-1 in the last five meetings in St. Louis.

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 2-5 in their last seven interleague games and 2-5 in their last seven games against the American League Central.

Prediction:

The Cardinals won two straight over the weekend in Milwaukee but I'm not buying their resurgence. They've been inconsistent offensively all season and while their bullpen is starting to show signs of life, their starting rotation has fractured over the past two weeks due to injuries to Wacha and Alex Reyes. The Cards are winless in Gant's last five starts and are 1-4 in their last five home games. This isn't a bad price on a hot Indians team.

 

The Pick: Cleveland Indians -130

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