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Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

Oakland AthleticsCleveland Indians
Aug 30, 12:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Indians Odds

72-57TEAM RECORD55-75

The Oakland Athletics will look to grab a road win when they take on the Indians in Cleveland at Progressive Field on Thursday in baseball odds action.

The Indians will rely on Justin Masterson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jarrod Parker will be his counterpart for the Athletics. Justin Masterson is 10-11 this season, and Jarrod Parker is 8-7.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Indians as +110 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Indians - Athletics odds would favor the Athletics if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 11 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cleveland and its American League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 12 lineup of the Athletics at 4.1 runs per outing.

Oakland brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 14-ranked defense.

The Athletics were an 8-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Indians, an 8-4 final on Wednesday in support of Travis Blackley at Progressive Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

A few Athletics at Indians trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 11 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 11 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Cleveland's last 20 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland home to Boston, Friday, August 31
Cleveland home to Texas, Friday, August 31