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MLB Game Preview - Orioles underdogs vs Indians at Cleveland

Baltimore OriolesCleveland Indians
July 20, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Indians Odds

48-44TEAM RECORD47-45

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Baltimore duelling Cleveland on Friday at Progressive Field.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Derek Lowe in this one and he'll try to improve on his 8-7 mark on the year. Baltimore counters with Miguel Gonzalez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

View Baltimore vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Indians in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -133 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Indians, most recently No. 10 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Orioles, who rate an American League No. 13 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Orioles average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Baltimore brings the American League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 13-ranked defense.

Baltimore was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as -106 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Baltimore rolled to a 4-3 win against Minnesota on Thursday, as Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-0 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -190 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cleveland didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by David Price in a losing cause, 6-0, against Tampa Bay on Thursday.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Orioles at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Baltimore's last 19 games on the road
Baltimore is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Cleveland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Cleveland, Saturday, July 21