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The fans at O.co Coliseum will be treated to a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Oakland Athletics when they take their seats on Friday.
Justin Masterson will be the starting pitcher for the Indians on this day. Righthander Masterson is 13-8 this season with a 3.59 ERA.
The Athletics will counter Masterson with AJ Griffin. Righthander Griffin has a 3.88 ERA to go along with a 10-8 record this season.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 9-8 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +103 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Oakland was a 5-0 winner at home against the Astros. Bettors on Oakland at -245 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Cleveland has won 2 straight games.
Cleveland: 65-56 SU
Oakland: 68-52 SU
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 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 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Oakland's last 25 games when playing Cleveland
Oakland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland
Oakland home to Cleveland, Saturday, August 17