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Oakland Athletics take on Indians in baseball test

Oakland AthleticsCleveland Indians
May 6, 7:05 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 Monday in baseball odds action.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Ubaldo Jimenez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-2 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Jarrod Parker, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

View Oakland vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Athletics listed as underdogs of +-115 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 9-ranked Indians and the American League No. 7-rated Athletics in this matchup.

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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. 3-ranked scoring average of 5.1 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.3 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oakland was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Oakland at +116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Andy Pettitte and the Yankees 5-4 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Twins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +141 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cleveland suffered a 4-2 loss against Minnesota on Sunday, as Corey Kluber wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Athletics at Indians trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 12 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 16 games on the road
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing at home against Oakland
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Cleveland's last 21 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Cleveland, Tuesday, May 7