MLB Baseball - Preview
The fans at Progressive Field will be treated to a game between the Oakland Athletics and the Cleveland Indians when they take their seats on Thursday.
The Athletics will give the ball to starter Bartolo Colon in this one. Righthander Colon is 3-1 this season with a 3.62 ERA.
It'll be Scott Kazmir toeing the rubber for the Indians in this contest. Lefthander Kazmir is 1-1 with a 6.28 ERA so far this season.
Oakland lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Indians on May 8. Bettors who backed the Indians at -111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Oakland has lost 3 straight games.
Cleveland has won 3 straight games.
Oakland: 18-17 SU
Cleveland: 17-14 SU
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 15 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Oakland's last 24 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Oakland's last 19 games on the road
Oakland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cleveland's last 15 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Cleveland's last 24 games when playing Oakland
Oakland at Seattle, Friday, May 10
Cleveland at Detroit, Friday, May 10