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MLB betting line favors Indians over Mets

New York MetsCleveland Indians
Sep 8, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

New York Mets vs Cleveland Indians Odds

63-77TEAM RECORD76-65

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Sunday as the Mets of New York swing away against the Indians of Cleveland.

Cleveland sends Danny Salazar out against Daisuke Matsuzaka for the Mets in this game. Salazar is 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA on the season, while Matsuzaka is 0-3 on the year and has a 10.95 ERA.

View NY Mets vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland was a -208 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Indians) and the No. 10 (Mets) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mets hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Last time out for New York, they were a 9-4 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -160 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mets were saddled with a loss last time out in Jonathon Niese's start, as they lost 9-4 against Cleveland on Saturday at Progressive Field.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Mets at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
NY Mets home to Washington, Monday, September 9
Cleveland home to Kansas City, Monday, September 9