Indians open as moneyline underdog vs Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies vs Cleveland Indians Odds
Cleveland's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Wednesday when the Philadelphia Phillies pay a visit to Progressive Field.
Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Cliff Lee to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-1. Getting the ball for the Indians is Trevor Bauer, who owns a 0-1 record on the season with a 5.40 ERA.
This game matches up the No. 9 (Indians) and the No. 10 (Phillies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 4 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Phillies have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).
Cleveland owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's National League No. 12-rated defense.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 14-2 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -103 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia was routed on Tuesday at Progressive Field, having a 14-2 loss put on them by the Cleveland Indians in baseball betting action.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 6-3
After a loss are 5-5
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 3-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Phillies at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Philadelphia home to Miami, Thursday, May 2
Cleveland home to Minnesota, Friday, May 3