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Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Matchup Report

Pittsburgh PiratesCleveland Indians
June 17, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Indians in Cleveland at Progressive Field on Friday in baseball action.

Josh Tomlin gets the call for the Cleveland Indians and he will try to build on a 7-4 mark. In the other dugout, Kevin Correia brings a 8-5 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Indians bats.

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Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Cleveland sat as -145 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Indians, most recently No. 13 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pirates, who rate a National League No. 16 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 6-rated defense.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +100 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pirates enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Astros on Thursday, with James McDonald throwing 5 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

The Indians were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -167 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland suffered a 6-2 loss against Detroit on Thursday, as Mitch Talbot wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Saturday, June 18