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Cincinnati Reds home to Indians in baseball betting action

Cleveland IndiansCincinnati Reds
May 27, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Monday as the Indians of Cleveland swing away against the Reds of Cincinnati.

Cleveland puts its faith in starter Ubaldo Jimenez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-3. Getting the ball for the Reds is Mike Leake, who owns a 4-2 record on the season with a 3.25 ERA.

View Cleveland vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as -148 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 6-rated Indians taking on the National League's No. 2-rated Reds in this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 8-rated defense.

The Indians were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Corey Kluber did his job in a losing cause last time out against Boston, striking out 10 in a 6-5 loss on Sunday at Fenway Park.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Cubs on May 26. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Chicago at Great American Ball Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Indians at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cincinnati's last 21 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Cincinnati, Tuesday, May 28