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Athletics face Cleveland Indians: MLB odds preview and stats

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Aug 30, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The Cleveland Indians battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

Trevor Cahill, with a record of 9-12 on the season, gets the ball for the Athletics, while the Indians trot Jeanmar Gomez to the mound in this one. He is 0-2 so far in 2011.

View Oakland vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Indians in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +110 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 5 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

The Athletics were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Brandon McCarthy did his job in a losing cause last time out against Cleveland, striking out 10 in a 2-1 loss on Monday at Progressive Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Athletics at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's 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 OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Cleveland's last 22 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Cleveland, Wednesday, August 31

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