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MLB betting line favors Athletics over Indians

Cleveland IndiansOakland Athletics
May 5, 3:35 PM | GrassOakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cleveland duelling Oakland on Thursday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The Athletics will turn to Brett Anderson and his 2-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Indians send Jeanmar Gomez (0-1) to the hill.

View Cleveland vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-177 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics - Indians odds would favor the Indians if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 12 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 5 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the American League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Indians average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Cleveland brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics' league No. 1-ranked defense.

Cleveland was a 3-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as +129 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Oakland on Wednesday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Oakland
Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Oakland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Oakland is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing Cleveland
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Cleveland at LA Angels, Friday, May 6
Oakland at Kansas City, Friday, May 6