Cleveland Indians home to Padres in baseball betting action


San Diego Padres

Cleveland Indians
2-4 April 07, 2014, 07:05 PM | Progressive Field 3-3



The Cleveland Indians host San Diego on Monday, looking to build on their 3-3 mark against the 2-4 Padres in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

Corey Kluber gets the call for the Cleveland Indians and he will try to build on a 0-1 mark. In the other dugout, Robbie Erlin brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Padres as he tries to quiet the Indians bats.View San Diego Padres vs Cleveland Indians Odds and Stats.

Cleveland was a -142 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.

This game puts the Indians, most recently No. 6 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Padres, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

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Last time out for San Diego, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at +105 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Diego got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Miami on Sunday at Marlins Park behind starter Ian Kennedy.

The Indians were a 10-7 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +170 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-7 to Minnesota on Sunday at Progressive Field.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 12-rated offense, averaging 4.33 runs per game, against a Padres defense that ranks No. 17 at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.67 hits per game so far, more than Padres batters have averaged on the year (6 hits per game).

Defensively, San Diego features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 5.67 runs per game.

Next up:
San Diego at Cleveland, Tuesday, April 8th