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MLB betting line favors Athletics over Indians

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May 9, 12:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The Oakland Athletics will look to grab a road win when they take on the Indians in Cleveland at Progressive Field on Thursday in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Scott Kazmir for the Indians (1-1 on the year) and Bartolo Colon for Oakland (3-1 so far).

View Oakland vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Indians in this one found them listed as moneyline underdogs of +100 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 9 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 7 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 12 in the American League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Indians on May 8. Bettors who backed the Indians at -111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 4-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Justin Masterson at Progressive Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Athletics at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 15 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Oakland's last 24 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Oakland's last 19 games on the road
Oakland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cleveland's last 15 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Cleveland's last 24 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Seattle, Friday, May 10
Cleveland at Detroit, Friday, May 10