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Cleveland Indians host Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball action

Pittsburgh PiratesCleveland Indians
June 19, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cleveland Indians Odds

35-35TEAM RECORD38-31

The Indians will be trying to slam their rivalsl from the other league on Sunday, as the Pittsburgh Pirates visit in inter-league play at Progressive Field.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Jeff Karstens to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-3. Getting the ball for the Indians is Justin Masterson, who owns a 5-5 record on the season with a 3.16 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Indians as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 16-rated Pirates taking on the American League's No. 13-rated Indians in this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cleveland and its American League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 14 lineup of the Pirates at 3.7 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Indians on June 18. Bettors who backed the Indians at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 5-1 on Saturday behind a start from Carlos Carrasco at Progressive Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 3-3
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Pirates at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Baltimore, Monday, June 20
Cleveland home to Colorado, Monday, June 20