Indians vs. Reds Prediction
Can the Cleveland Indians pick up another lopsided win on the road against the Cincinnati Reds when the two meet up at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
971 Cleveland Indians at 972 Cincinnati Reds
Tuesday, August 14, 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 -215 to win. The Reds are listed with a money line of +195 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 76 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 add another victory
The Indians picked up a 10-3 win at Cincinnati on Monday, their third straight win and fifth in six games. Cleveland is 67-51 overall and 39-28 on the road. The Indians are putting up 5.12 runs per game this season while allowing 4.08 per contest.
Corey Kluber gets the start for the Indians on Tuesday night. He is making his 25th start of the year and comes in with a 14-6 record, a 2.74 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. Kluber has 153 strikeouts with 20 walks over 161.0 innings this year.
Reds drop opener
The Reds dropped the opener of this series, 10-3. They have lost back-to-back games at home. Cincy is now 52-67 overall and 28-33 at home. The Red are scoring 4.54 runs per game this year while allowing 5.11 per contest.
Sal Romano gets the start for the Reds this evening. It is his 23rd start of the season and he comes into this game with a 7-9 record, a 4.94 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Romano has pitched 122.0 innings and has 87 strikeouts with 45 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won 21 of Kluber’s last 29 road starts and they have won five of their last seven interleague road games.
The Reds have lost eight of their last nine against a right-handed starts and four straight against AL Central opponents.
Kluber has been a bit shaky on the road this year, posting a 3.48 ERA, but I think he will be fine tonight. The Reds aren’t a lineup that should give him a lot of problems. Kluber has gotten back to getting deep into games with a lot of strikeouts. That gives the bullpen a largely stress-free situation to deal with. I think Kluber can lock up Cincinnati while the Indians pile on some runs against Romano.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -1.5 (-135)