Indians vs. Orioles Prediction
Can the Cleveland Indians go on the road and add to the struggles of the Baltimore Orioles when they meet tonight at 7:05PM ET?
951 Cleveland Indians vs. 916 Baltimore Orioles
Friday, June 28, 2019
7:05PM ET – Oriole Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -180 to win. The Orioles are listed with a money line of +165 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 78 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.
Tribe heating up
Cleveland is coming off a 5-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday. The Indians have won seven of their last nine games coming into today. Cleveland is 44-36 on the season, 19-18 on the road and 45-33 with the under. The Indians have Mike Clevinger on the mound today. He is 1-1 on the season with a 2.70 ERA.
The Indians are strong on the mound, as they have a 3.85 team ERA with a 1.22 team WHIP. Offensively, Cleveland is putting up 4.44 runs per game while hitting .239. Carlos Santana is leading the team with 15 doubles, 18 home runs and 48 RBI. Jose Ramirez is adding 14 doubles, 30 RBI and 18 stolen bases.
Orioles keep losing
Baltimore has lost three straight following a 10-5 loss to the Padres on Wednesday. The Orioles are now 22-58 on the season, 9-30 at home and 40-36 with the over. Baltimore has John Means on the mound today. He is 6-4 on the season with a 2.67 ERA.
The Orioles have the league’s worst pitching staff, as they rank last in the league in team ERA (5.93), team WHIP (1.51) and strikeouts (613). Offensively, Baltimore is putting up 4.01 runs per game while hitting .238 as a team. Jonathan Villar is leading the team with 18 doubles, 10 home runs, 33 RBI and 15 stolen bases. Dwight Smith Jr. is adding 13 doubles, 11 home runs and 43 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won six straight following a day off and 8-1 in their last nine games against a left-handed starter.
The Orioles are 13-40 in their last 53 Friday games and 10-44 in their last 54 series openers.
Means has been a strong starter for Baltimore, but he doesn’t get deep into games and doesn’t get much support. The Indians may struggle at the plate early against Means, but I think they can beat up on the bullpen. Clevinger struggled in his return to the mound on June 17, but the team feel he is good to go this time. He is facing a really weak Baltimore lineup today, so I would expect Clevinger to handle his business tonight. The Tribe should keep rolling.
MLB Prediction: Cleveland Indians -180