Moneyline favors Orioles in battle with Indians
Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles Odds
The Baltimore Orioles host Cleveland on Monday, looking to build on their 42-34 mark against the 38-36 Indians in MLB betting action at Camden Yards.
For the Orioles, Zachary Britton gets the ball, charged with keeping the Indians hitters off the base paths. He'll face Ubaldo Jimenez, 5-4 on the year.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 11-ranked Orioles and the American League No. 7-rated Indians in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Baltimore has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.6 hits per game. The Indians average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Baltimore has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
The Indians were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +141 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland suffered a 5-3 loss against Minnesota on Sunday, as Carlos Carrasco wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.
Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 13-5 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -155 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Orioles endured a 13-5 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Sunday, with Freddy Garcia throwing 2 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Rogers Centre.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Indians at Orioles trends to consider:
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Baltimore is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland at Baltimore, Tuesday, June 25