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MLB Game Preview - Indians underdogs vs Reds at Cincinnati

Cleveland IndiansCincinnati Reds
June 12, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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The Reds will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Tuesday, as the Cleveland Indians visit in inter-league play at Great American Ball Park.

Johnny Cueto will take the mound for Cincinnati, and he'll carry a 6-3 record into the contest. Jeanmar Gomez gets the ball for Cleveland; he's 4-4 so far this season.

View Cleveland vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Indians listed as underdogs of +-164 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Reds rated this week at No. 8 and the Indians sitting at No. 11.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Indians average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the American League list.

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 12-rated defense.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Cardinals on June 10. Bettors who backed the Indians at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over St. Louis on Sunday at Busch Stadium behind starter Ubaldo Jimenez.

The Reds were a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-6 to Detroit on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

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

A few Indians at Reds trends to consider:
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 13