Athletics play host to the Indians
The Oakland Athletics will be looking to get a win from Dan Straily on Saturday night as they continue their MLB betting series at home against the Cleveland Indians.
Straily is 6-6 with a 4.19 ERA on the season, and he's coming off a no-decision against the Blue Jays in which he gave up just one run on six hits over 7 1-3 innings. Oakland has been tagged with the loss in four of Straily's last five outings.
Cleveland puts its faith in starter Ubaldo Jimenez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-7.
This game puts the Athletics, most recently No. 7 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate an American League No. 6 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Indians rank No. 10 in the American League at 8.6 hits per game. That compares with Oakland’s No. 12 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
Cleveland lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Athletics on August 16. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 3-2 on Friday behind a start from A.J. Griffin at O.co Coliseum.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Indians at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Cleveland's last 25 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Oakland's last 25 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland at Oakland, Sunday, August 18