Orioles vs. Indians Prediction
After narrowly edging the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, will the Cleveland Indians look more impressive today at 4:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
967 Baltimore Orioles at 968 Cleveland Indians
Saturday, August 18, 2018
4:05PM ET – Progressive Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are heavy favorites, as they are getting odds of -210 to win. The Orioles are listed with a money line of +185 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 74 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.
Orioles drop another
The Orioles lost 2-1 in the series opener on Friday for their seventh loss in eight games. On the road, Baltimore is 15-46 this season and they have a 36-86 record. The Orioles are scoring 3.93 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.44 per contest.
Alex Cobb gets the start for the Orioles this afternoon. Cobb is making his 23rd start of the season and he has a 3-15 record with a 5.31 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. Cobb has 85 strikeouts and 33 walks over 123.2 innings of work.
Indians add to streak
The Indians didn’t win impressively on Friday, but still won for their sixth straight victory. Cleveland is now 70-51 overall and 38-23 at home. The Tribe are putting up 5.11 runs per game this season while allowing 4.02 per contest.
Adam Plutko gets the start for the Indians this afternoon. He is making his seventh start of the season and he comes in with a 4-2 record, a 4.75 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Plutko has 29 strikeouts and 11 walks over 41.2 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Orioles have lost 18 of Cobb’s last 22 starts and they are 18-38 in their last 56 games against AL Central opponents.
The Indians have won 16 of their last 21 games overall and 19 of their last 26 games against a right-handed starter.
The Indians were surprisingly quiet at the plate on Friday, but still got great pitching. Plutko hasn’t pitched since July 29, so he could be a little rusty. However, I still think Cleveland will hold down Baltimore. The Orioles don’t have much to offer when it comes to hitting right now. Cobb has been pitching well, but doesn’t get the run support to pick up wins over good teams.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -210