Athletics vs. Indians Prediction
Will the Cleveland Indians have any trouble dealing with the surging Oakland Athletics when the two meet up at 7:10PM ET tonight?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 6, 2018
7:10PM ET – Progressive Field
TV: STO (Cle); NSCA (Oak)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -190 to win. The Athletics are getting a money line of +160 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 66 percent going on Cleveland 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.
Athletics rolling along
Outside of a 15-3 loss to the Indians last Sunday, the Athletics have been on a roll. Oakland has won seven of its last eight coming into the weekend. The Athletics are now 48-39 overall and 24-18 on the road. Oakland is averaging 4.61 runs per game this season while allowing 4.45 per contest.
Paul Blackburn gets the start for the Athletics this evening. He has started five games this season and has a 2-2 record with a 6.46 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. Blackburn has pitched 23.2 innings this year and has 16 strikeouts and five walks.
Indians hot as well
The 15-3 win at Oakland on Sunday started a 4-game win streak for the Indians, as they are coming off a sweep of the Royals. Cleveland is 48-37 overall and 27-13 at home. The Tribe are putting up 5.02 runs per game this season while allowing 4.14 per contest.
Carlos Carrasco gets the start for the Indians this evening. He has appeared in 15 games and has an 8-5 record with a 4.24 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Carrasco has pitched 91.1 innings this year and has 96 strikeouts with 22 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics are 14-3 in their last 17 games and they have won eight of their last 11 Friday games as well.
The Indians have won 46 of their last 63 home games and eight of their last 11 series openers.
The Indians and Athletics are both playing at a high level right now. With this series moving to Cleveland, I like the Indians to grab the win. Blackburn has struggled in his limited starts while Carrasco has been pretty consistent. Cleveland also has the more consistent hitting and the better bullpen.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -190