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Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Cincinnati Reds get a visit from the Cleveland Indians in MLB baseball betting action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Brandon Finnegan for the Cincinnati Reds (1-2 on the year) and Mike Clevinger for Cleveland Indians (5-0 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cincinnati Reds were listed as 131 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 8.3-2.7 victory for the Indians. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Reds bring a 15-24 record to the battle against the 19-17 Indians. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Cleveland injuries news.

This game puts the Cincinnati Reds, most recently No. 26 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cleveland Indians, who rate a No. 10 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 20-rated offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians defense that ranks No. 9 at 3.94 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 7.67 hits per game so far, less than Cleveland Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.92 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cincinnati has the No. 30-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cincinnati is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Cincinnati, Thursday, May 19th