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Justin Masterson, Jarrod Parker take mound in Athletics vs Indians tilt

Cleveland IndiansOakland Athletics
Aug 19, 4:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics Odds

54-66TEAM RECORD64-55

The visiting Indians hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at O.co Coliseum against the Oakland Athletics.

It's a pitching duel between Jarrod Parker for the Athletics (7-7 on the year) and Justin Masterson for Cleveland (9-10 so far).

View Cleveland vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Athletics as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 12-rated Indians taking on the American League's No. 11-rated Athletics in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 13 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 5.2 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 7.8 hits per game, less than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Oakland owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 14-rated defense.

The Indians were an 8-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 8-5 on Saturday behind a start from Bartolo Colon at O.co Coliseum.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Cleveland's last 16 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Oakland's last 16 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Seattle, Monday, August 20
Oakland home to Minnesota, Monday, August 20

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