Reds vs. Indians Prediction
The Cincinnati Reds have owned the Cleveland Indians through the first two games of their series. Will the Reds get another upset win on Wednesday.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
7:10PM ET – Progressive Field
TV: STO (Cle); FSOH (Cin)
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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 Reds are getting a money line of +175 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 58 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.
Reds wins first two
The Reds have won the first two games in this series, picking up a 7-5 win on Monday and a 7-4 win on Tuesday. Cincinnati is now 41-51 on the season and 20-25 on the road. Cincinnati is putting up 4.74 runs per game this year while allowing 5.05 per contest.
Tyler Mahle is getting the start for the Reds this evening. He has started 18 games this season and has a 7-6 record with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Mahle has logged 98.1 innings and has 97 strikeouts with 41 walks.
Indians lose fourth straight
The Indians have resorted back to bad play over the last four days, losing four straight while giving up 6.5 runs per game during the losing streak. The Tribe is now 49-41 overall and 28-17 at home. Cleveland is putting up 4.99 runs per game this year while allowing 4.24 per contest.
Carlos Carrasco is getting the start for the Indians this evening. He has started 16 games this season and has a 9-5 record with a 4.28 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. Carrasco has amassed 103 strikeouts with 22 walks over 96.2 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds have won nine of their last 10 interleague games and nine of their last 10 against AL Central opponents.
The Indians are 61-27 in their last 88 home games and 20-8 in their last 28 Wednesday games. However, they are 1-4 in their last five against the NL Central.
The Reds have been able to run past the Indians the first two nights and now they actually have the pitching advantage. The Indians play in the worst division in baseball and they are struggling outside of division play. They are 28-13 in AL Central games and 21-28 otherwise. Maybe Cincinnati isn’t picking up upset wins. Maybe Cleveland just isn’t very good.
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds +175