Indians open as moneyline underdog vs Reds
Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
Inter-league play resumes on Wednesday as the Reds take on the Indians at Great American Ball Park in a key battle on the odds menu.
Cincinnati sends Mat Latos out against Derek Lowe for the Indians in this game. Latos is 4-2 with a 4.85 ERA on the season, while Lowe is 7-4 on the year and has a 3.72 ERA.
Sportsbooks had set the Reds as -140 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
The Reds sit at No. 8 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 11 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Indians average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.
Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 13-rated defense.
The Indians were a 7-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -151 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-1 to Cincinnati on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Indians at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
Cleveland is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
Cincinnati is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cincinnati is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
Cleveland at Cincinnati, Thursday, June 14