Indians vs. Reds Prediction
Can the Cleveland Indians continue their recent winning ways when they take on the Cincinnati Reds this evening at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 15, 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 -170 to win. The Reds are listed with a money line of +155 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 81 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 wins fourth straight
The Indians earned their fourth straight win on Tuesday, beating the Reds 8-1. Cleveland is 68-51 overall and 40-28 on the road. The Indians are putting up 5.14 runs per game this season while allowing 4.05 per contest.
Shane Bieber is getting the start for Cleveland this evening. He is making his 12th start of the year and he comes into this game with a 6-2 record, a 4.24 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. Bieber has pitched 63.2 innings with 66 strikeouts and 13 walks.
Reds getting hammered
The Reds suffered their third straight loss on Tuesday and all three have amazingly been by seven runs. Cincy is now 52-68 overall and 28-34 at home. The Red are scoring 4.51 runs per game this year while allowing 5.13 per contest.
Robert Stephenson gets the start for the Reds on Wednesday. He has started just one game this year, which was an 8-0 loss against the Mets. Stephenson gave up three runs in four innings on three hits, five walks and four strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have 21 of their last 26 Wednesday games and they are 16-5 in their last 21 games against a right-handed starter.
The Reds have lost five straight to AL Central opponents and nine of their last 10 against a right-handed starter.
Bieber had a strong outing in his last start and has allowed just two earned runs over his last two starts to drop his ERA from 4.91 to 4.24. He seems to be settling in after a rough patch and should be fine against this average Cincinnati lineup. Stephenson had a hard time with the Mets and struggled to hit the strike zone. I think this surging Cleveland lineup will be able to get to him quickly and allow Bieber to have plenty of run support.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -1.5 (-115)