Moneyline favors Braves in battle with Indians
Cleveland Indians vs Atlanta Braves Odds
The Braves will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Tuesday, as the Cleveland Indians visit in inter-league play at Turner Field.
The Braves will turn to Alex Wood and his 2-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Indians send Danny Salazar (1-1) to the hill.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Indians listed as underdogs of +-137 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Braves) and the No. 6 (Indians) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Braves have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Indians hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Twins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -162 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cleveland rolled to a 3-1 win against Minnesota on Sunday, as Scott Kazmir and the Indians' bats led the team to victory at Progressive Field.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 5-2 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Atlanta at +114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Braves grabbed a win last time out, defeating Lance Lynn and the Cardinals 5-2 on Sunday at Busch Stadium.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 2-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 3-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Indians at Braves trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games on the road
Atlanta is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
Cleveland at Atlanta, Wednesday, August 28