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Athletics open as moneyline underdog vs Indians

Oakland AthleticsCleveland Indians
May 8, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Indians Odds

18-16TEAM RECORD16-14

The Cleveland Indians will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Oakland Athletics invade Progressive Field on Wednesday.

The Indians will turn to Justin Masterson and his 4-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send AJ Griffin (3-2) to the hill.

View Oakland vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Cleveland sat as -120 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 7-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 9-rated Indians in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 12 in the American League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 9.4 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 12-rated defense.

Oakland was a 1-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Indians. They lost as -107 favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Athletics were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Cleveland staff and losing 1-0 to the Indians on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

A few Athletics at Indians trends to consider:
Oakland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland's last 14 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Oakland's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 16 games
Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 14 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Cleveland's last 23 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Cleveland, Thursday, May 9