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Homer Bailey, Scott Kazmir take mound in Indians vs Reds tilt

Cincinnati RedsCleveland Indians
May 30, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians Odds

33-20TEAM RECORD28-24

Inter-league play resumes on Thursday as the Indians take on the Reds at Progressive Field in a key battle on the odds menu.

The Indians will turn to Scott Kazmir and his 2-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Reds send Homer Bailey (3-3) to the hill.

View Cincinnati vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland was a +110 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 6-rated Indians and the league No. 2-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the American League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 6 in the same category at 8.7 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Indians on May 29. Bettors who backed the Indians at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Reds endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Indians on Wednesday, with Bronson Arroyo throwing 5 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Reds at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Cincinnati is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Cincinnati is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Cleveland is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Friday, May 31
Cleveland home to Tampa Bay, Friday, May 31