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Athletics face Cleveland Indians: MLB odds preview and stats

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Aug 29, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Indians Odds

71-57TEAM RECORD55-74

The Oakland Athletics will look to grab a road win when they take on the Indians in Cleveland at Progressive Field on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

Travis Blackley, with a record of 3-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Athletics, while the Indians trot Corey Kluber to the mound in this one. He is 0-2 so far in 2012.

View Oakland vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Indians as +125 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 14 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 11 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 13 in the American League at 7.9 hits per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 9 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Oakland was a 7-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Indians. They won as -116 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Oakland threw a shutout at Cleveland in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Tom Milone to defeat Cleveland 7-0 on Tuesday.

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

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Athletics at Indians trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games on the road
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Cleveland's last 19 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Cleveland, Thursday, August 30

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