Jonathan Pettibone out to silence Indians bats in MLB contest
Cleveland Indians vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
Inter-league play resumes on Tuesday as the Phillies take on the Indians at Citizens Bank Park in a key battle on the odds menu.
It's a pitching duel between Jonathan Pettibone for the Phillies (2-0 on the year) and Scott Kazmir for Cleveland (2-1 so far).
Bettors looking to back visiting Cleveland before the first pitch in this match found them as +-120-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 11-ranked Phillies and the American League No. 8-rated Indians in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Indians rank No. 6 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 11 ranking in that category.
Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.
The Indians were a 7-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +114 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Indians were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the New York staff and losing 7-0 to the Yankees on Monday at Progressive Field.
Philadelphia won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Diamondbacks on May 12. Bettors who backed the Phillies at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Phillies beat Arizona in extra innings, earning a 4-2 victory at Chase Field in MLB wagering action.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Indians at Phillies trends to consider:
Cleveland is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Cleveland at Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 15