Atlanta sends Paul Maholm vs Justin Masterson in Braves vs Indians game
Cleveland Indians vs Atlanta Braves Odds
Inter-league play resumes on Wednesday as the Braves take on the Indians at Turner Field in a key battle on the odds menu.
Paul Maholm will take the mound for Atlanta, and he'll carry a 9-10 record into the contest. Justin Masterson gets the ball for Cleveland; he's 14-9 so far this season.
The Indians were listed as +-112 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Braves sit at No. 5 in the National 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.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Indians average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.
Cleveland lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Braves on August 27. Bettors who backed the Braves at -126 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Alex Wood in a losing cause, 2-0, against Atlanta on Tuesday.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 3-4
After playing Atlanta are 4-2
After a loss are 5-5
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 4-3
After playing Cleveland are 3-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Indians at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games at home
Cleveland at Atlanta, Thursday, August 29