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Bartolo Colon faces Corey Kluber in MLB odds action

Cleveland IndiansOakland Athletics
Aug 18, 9:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics Odds

54-65TEAM RECORD63-55

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

The match puts starter Corey Kluber for the Indians on the hill facing Bartolo Colon for the Athletics. Kluber brings a 0-1 mark to the game, while Colon is 9-9 to date on the season.

View Cleveland vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-175 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Athletics) and the No. 12 (Indians) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 7.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Indians hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Oakland owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 13-rated defense.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -125 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Indians were saddled with a loss last time out in Zach McAllister's start, as they lost 6-4 against Oakland on Friday at O.co Coliseum.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Indians at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Cleveland's last 15 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Oakland's last 15 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Oakland, Sunday, August 19

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