A's vs. Indians MLB Prediction
The A’s and Indians will wrap up their series in Cleveland on Thursday afternoon when Chris Bassitt opposes Eli Morgan in the pitching matchup at 1:10 p.m. ET. Will this series continue to be low-scoring with another under cashing today for bettors?
965 Oakland A’s (-170) at 966 Cleveland Indians (+140); o/u 10
1:10 p.m. ET, Thursday, August 12, 2021
Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
Oakland A’s DFS SPIN
Chris Bassitt allowed one run on five hits and no walks with eight strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision as the A's won 4-1 over the Rangers on Friday. Bassitt went at least seven innings for the 11th time this season -- fourth in five starts -- on Friday against the Rangers. He allowed just one run on an RBI single by Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the fifth inning. The 32-year-old right-hander tossed 66-of-94 pitches for strikes and induced 14 whiffs to strike out eight batters and finish with a strong 34 percent CSW rate (called strikes plus whiffs). Bassitt has been incredible all year, posting a 3.19 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 147 strikeouts over 144 innings. He'll take on Cleveland on the road next week.
Cleveland Indians DFS Spin
Eli Morgan allowed two runs on six hits over seven frames on Saturday but took the loss as the Indians fell to the Tigers. The right-hander pitched well enough to win, but the Cleveland offense was not able to put a run across the board until the ninth inning when it was too late. Morgan did not surrender much hard contact in what was his best outing of the season following a strong effort against the Blue Jays last time out. The 25-year-old now carried a 6.09 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 44 1/3 innings but has pitched well of late and could be a potential streaming option next weekend in a rematch versus the Tigers.
A’s vs. Indians Betting Prediction
The under is 34-15-3 in the last 52 meetings between these two teams in Cleveland and is 49-20-4 in the last 73 meetings between these two teams and is 13-2 in the A’s last 14 games as a road favorite. On the other side, the under is 11-5 in the Indians’ last 16 games versus a right-handed starter and is 8-3 in their last 10 games as a home dog.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: A’S/INDIANS UNDER 10