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Bronson Arroyo, Justin Masterson take mound in Indians vs Reds tilt

Cincinnati RedsCleveland Indians
May 29, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians Odds

33-19TEAM RECORD27-24

Inter-league play resumes on Wednesday as the Indians take on the Reds at Progressive Field in a key battle on the odds menu.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Justin Masterson in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-3 mark on the year. Cincinnati counters with Bronson Arroyo, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

View Cincinnati vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Indians as -124 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Indians rated this week at No. 6 and the Reds sitting at No. 2.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.9 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

The Indians were an 8-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Indians endured an 8-2 loss at the hands of the Reds on Tuesday, with Zach McAllister throwing 5 1/3 innings of 10-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Reds at Indians trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Cincinnati is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 12 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Cleveland is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
Cleveland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Cleveland, Thursday, May 30