Indians vs. Reds Prediction
Can the Cleveland Indians pick up a road win over interleague rival, the Cincinnati Reds, when the two meet up tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, August 13, 2018
7:10PM ET – Great American Ball Park
TV: FSO (Cin); STO (Cle)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road in this game, as they are getting odds of -165 to win. The Reds are listed with a money line of +150 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 89 percent going on Cleveland on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cleveland continuing to win
The Indians picked up another series win this weekend, winning two of three against the White Sox in Chicago. Cleveland is 66-51 overall and 29-28 on the road. The Indians are putting up 5.08 runs per game this season while allowing 4.09 per contest.
Cleveland gives the ball to Mike Clevinger tonight. He is making his 24th start of the season and comes in with a 7-7 record, a 3.38 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. Clevinger has 144 strikeouts and 46 walks over 146.2 innings.
Reds take series vs. Arizona
The Reds are coming off a series win at home, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend. Cincy is now 52-66 overall and 28-32 at home. The Red are scoring 4.55 runs per game this year while allowing 5.07 per contest.
Homer Bailey gets the start for the Reds tonight. He is making his 16th start of the season and comes in with just a 1-9 record, a 6.19 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP. Bailey has 54 strikeouts with 27 walks over 80.0 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won seven straight against a right-handed starter and 19 of their last 26 Monday games.
The Reds are 9-4 in their last 13 interleague games, but they are just 14-37 in Bailey’s last 51 starts.
The Indians have lost five of Clevinger’s last five starts, but a lack of hitting played a role in that as well. The Reds have lost six straight with Bailey pitching, but a lot of that is on him. He has allowed at least 10 hits in four of his last seven starts. He hasn’t been able to hold many teams down and I don’t see him holding Cleveland down tonight. Look for Clevinger and the Tribe to get the win.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -165