Indians vs. Athletics Prediction
Will the Oakland Athletics defend their home turf again this afternoon when they host the Cleveland Indians at 4:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 30, 2018
4:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
TV: STO (Cle); NSCA (Oak)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -120 to win. The Athletics are getting a money line of +100 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 63 percent going on Cleveland 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 drop opener
The Indians suffered a 3-1 loss to the Athletics in Friday’s senior opener. They have now lost three of their last four games. Cleveland is 44-36 on the season and 17-23 on the road. The Indians are putting up 4.90 runs per game this season while allowing 4.16 per contest.
Adam Plutko gets the start for the Indians today. He has appeared in six games this season. Plutko is 4-1 on the season with a 4.65 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Plutko has pitched a total of 31.0 innings and has 22 strikeouts with eight walks.
Athletics win fifth straight
The Athletics claimed their fifth straight win on Friday. They have held opponents to three total runs over their last three games. Oakland is 45-38 overall and 21-20 at home. The Athletics are putting up 4.59 runs per game this year while allowing 4.41 per contest.
Edwin Jackson makes his second start for the Athletics today. In his first start against the Tigers on June 25, he allowed just one run on six hits over six innings. Jackson had seven strikeouts with no walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won four of Plutko’s last five starts, but they are just 2-5 in their last seven road games.
The Athletics have won 10 of their last 12 home games against a team with a losing road record. They also have won 41 of their last 56 against AL Central opponents.
The Athletics have had some great pitching in recent games and Jackson had a promising first start. While I don’t now if that will continue today, Cleveland can go through some hitting woes. I don’t think Plutko is someone the Indians can rely on to carry them to a win today. I will go with the home underdog to stay on their hot streak.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics +100