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MLB Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Indians at Cleveland

Pittsburgh PiratesCleveland Indians
June 17, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Sunday as the Indians take on the Pirates at Progressive Field in a key battle on the odds menu.

Cleveland sends Jeanmar Gomez out against Brad Lincoln for the Pirates in this game. Gomez is 4-5 with a 4.87 ERA on the season, while Lincoln is 1-2 on the year and has a 6.91 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as +-140 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 11-ranked Indians and the National League No. 15-rated Pirates in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 16 in the National League at 7.4 hits per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 11 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 9-2 winner on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 9-2 victory over Cleveland on Saturday at Progressive Field behind starter A.J. Burnett.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pirates at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Minnesota, Tuesday, June 19
Cleveland home to Cincinnati, Monday, June 18

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