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Cleveland IndiansOakland Athletics
April 20, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics Odds

6-5TEAM RECORD7-7

MLB wagering interest swings to the Oakland vs Cleveland battle on Friday at O.co Coliseum as the Athletics try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Oakland sends Graham Godfrey out against Ubaldo Jimenez for the Indians in this game. Godfrey is 0-2 with a 4.09 ERA on the season, while Jimenez is 1-0 on the year and has a 4.50 ERA.

View Cleveland vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Indians were listed as -110 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Athletics at No. 14 in the American League and the Indians at No. 3 in the American League heading into this contest.

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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. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.1 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.8 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 6.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Indians hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.3 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 3 runs per game.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +140 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Seattle on Thursday at Safeco Field behind starter Josh Tomlin.

In their last action, Oakland was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Oakland at +190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Angels on Thursday, with Tom Milone throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Angel Stadium.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Oakland
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Cleveland's last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Oakland is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Oakland's last 22 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Oakland, Saturday, April 21

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