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Mat Latos, Derek Lowe take mound in Indians vs Reds tilt

Cincinnati RedsCleveland Indians
June 18, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians Odds

38-27TEAM RECORD33-32

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Monday as the Reds of Cincinnati swing away against the Indians of Cleveland.

For the Indians, Derek Lowe gets the ball, charged with keeping the Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Mat Latos, 5-2 on the year.

View Cincinnati vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Indians as -110 favorites 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 - Reds odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 11 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 8 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 4-rated defense.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Mets. Bettors on Cincinnati at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over New York on Sunday at Citi Field behind starter Johnny Cueto.

The Indians were a 9-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +122 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland suffered a 9-5 loss against Pittsburgh on Sunday, as Jeanmar Gomez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Reds at Indians trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Cleveland, Tuesday, June 19