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AJ Griffin out to silence Indians bats in MLB contest

Cleveland IndiansOakland Athletics
Aug 16, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The Oakland Athletics battle the visiting Cleveland Indians on Friday in MLB betting action at O.co Coliseum.

The Athletics will turn to AJ Griffin and his 10-8 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Indians send Justin Masterson (13-8) to the hill.

View Cleveland vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Athletics in this matchup found them as -133 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics sit at No. 7 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.6 per game.

Oakland owns the American League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 9-rated defense.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 9-8 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +103 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland needed extra innings to get the job done against the Twins on Wednesday as the Indians defeated them 9-8 at Target Field.

In their last action, Oakland was a 5-0 winner at home against the Astros. Bettors on Oakland at -245 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Sonny Gray chucked 8 shutout innings at the Astros in their last game, striking out 9 in a 5-0 win against Houston in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Indians at Athletics trends to consider:
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Cleveland's last 25 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Oakland's last 25 games when playing Cleveland
Oakland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Oakland, Saturday, August 17

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