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Cleveland favored by -120 against Oakland on Thursday

Oakland AthleticsCleveland Indians
Sep 1, 12:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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

The match puts starter Gio Gonzalez for the Athletics on the hill facing Fausto Carmona for the Indians. Gonzalez brings a 11-11 mark to the game, while Carmona is 6-12 to date on the season.

View Oakland vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Cleveland sat as -120 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 13-ranked Indians and the American League No. 5-rated Athletics in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Athletics average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 7-rated defense.

In their last action, Oakland was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Oakland lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Cleveland at Progressive Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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 UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
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 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Oakland home to Seattle, Friday, September 2
Cleveland at Kansas City, Friday, September 2

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