Athletics vs. Indians Prediction
After scoring a big upset on Saturday in extra innings, can the Oakland Athletics pull off another big win when they meet today at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, July 8, 2018
1:10PM 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 -200 to win. The Athletics are getting a money line of +170 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 69 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 win in extras
The Athletics picked up a big 6-3 win in 11 innings over Corey Kluber and the Indians on Saturday. Oakland is now 49-40 overall and 25-19 on the road. Oakland is averaging 4.60 runs per game this season while allowing 4.51 per contest.
Brett Anderson gets the start for Oakland in this one. He has started four games this year and has an 0-2 record with a 7.63 ERA and 2.02 WHIP. This is Anderson’s first start since May 18 due to a shoulder injury. Anderson has pitched a total of 15.1 innings this season and has eight strikeouts with six walks.
Indians hot as well
The Indians saw their 5-game win streak come to an end on Saturday in the 6-3 loss to the Athletics. Cleveland is 49-38 overall and 28-14 at home. The Tribe are putting up 5.08 runs per game this season while allowing 4.14 per contest.
Shane Bieber will be making the start for Cleveland today. Bieber has appeared in five games and has a 4-0 record with a 2.97 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Bieber has pitched a total of 30.1 innings and has 29 strikeouts with five walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have won nine of their last 11 overall coming into today’s game and five of its last six on the road.
The Indians have won 47 of their last 65 at home and they have also won all five of Bieber’s starts in 2018.
Bieber has been a nice addition to the Cleveland rotation, as the Indians have been very successful with him on the mound. While not a perfect pitcher, he has kept the team in games and not had any major blowups. Anderson is coming off an injury and he wasn’t pitching well prior to that either. I don’t think he is going to be able to lock down Cleveland today.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -200