Indians vs. Reds Prediction
Will the Cleveland Indians be able to pick up a short 2-game sweep on the road when it takes on the Cincinnati Reds today at 1:10PM ET?
975 Cleveland Indians vs. 976 Cincinnati Reds
Sunday, July 7, 2019
1:10PM ET – Great American Ball Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road today, 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 listed at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 53 percent going on the Reds as the home favorite. 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 cruise in opener
Cleveland is on a five-game winning streak right now following a 7-2 win over the Reds on Saturday night. The Indians are 49-38 overall, 24-20 on the road and 48-37 with the under. Cleveland has Trevor Bauer getting the start today. He is 7-6 on the season with a 3.74 ERA.
Shane Bieber tossed a gem on Saturday to lead Cleveland to the win. He pitched eight innings and allowed just two runs on four hits with no walks and eight strikeouts. Bieber improved to 8-3 on the season. At the plate, Francisco Lindor connected on two solo home runs, giving him 14 on the year. Roberto Perez added four hits and two RBI while Jake Bauers had two hits and two RBI.
Reds fall at home
Cincinnati had a 3-game losing streak come to an end on Saturday in the loss to the Tribe at home. The Reds are 41-45 on the season, 24-20 at home and 55-29 with the under. Cincy has Tyler Mahle taking the mound today. He is 2-8 on the season with a 4.36 ERA.
The Reds didn’t have much to offer on Saturday, as they amassed just five hits while giving up the seven runs on the mound. Yasiel Puig was the only standout player, as he had three hits and two RBI. He connected on his 20th home run of the year and now has 51 RBI for the season. On the mound, Anthony DeSclafani threw six innings and allowed two runs, but didn’t take the loss. That went to Michael Lorenzen, who pitched two innings of relief and gave up two runs as well. He is 0-2 on the year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won five straight road games and six of their last seven interleague road games.
The Reds are 9-3 in their last 12 home games and 11-5 in their last 16 against a team with a winning record.
Bauer has been a little shaky as of late, allowing five earned runs in two of his last three starts. However, he has bounced back from bad outings pretty well, giving up just one run in between the two bad starts. He’s actually quite strong on the road, posting a 2.56 ERA. Mahle has given up at least three runs in six of his last seven starts and he doesn’t get very deep into games. I trust Bauers more than Mahle right now, so I will side with Cleveland getting the two-game sweep.
MLB Prediction: Cleveland Indians -115