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MLB betting line favors Indians over Athletics

Oakland AthleticsCleveland Indians
May 7, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The Cleveland Indians battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

Zach McAllister gets the call for the Cleveland Indians and he will try to build on a 2-3 mark. In the other dugout, Tom Milone brings a 3-3 ledger to the game for the Athletics as he tries to quiet the Indians bats.

View Oakland vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Athletics listed as underdogs of +-114 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Indians - Athletics odds would favor the Athletics if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 9 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 7 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.6 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 12-rated defense.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -113 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Cleveland on Monday at Progressive Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

A few Athletics at Indians trends to consider:
Oakland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Oakland's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 15 games
Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Cleveland's last 22 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Cleveland, Wednesday, May 8