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Reds open as moneyline underdog vs Indians

Cincinnati RedsCleveland Indians
May 20, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians Odds

25-19TEAM RECORD26-15

Cincinnati travels to Cleveland for inter-league play on Friday, hoping to secure a victory over the Indians.

For the Indians, Alex White gets the ball, charged with keeping the Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Travis Wood, 3-3 on the year.

View Cincinnati vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Indians in this one will find them as -105 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 5 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Reds sit at a National League No. 5 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Reds average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 5.7 runs per game.

The Reds were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +162 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cincinnati suffered a 5-3 loss against Pittsburgh on Thursday, as Johnny Cueto wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

Cleveland was an 8-2 loser in its last match on the road against the White Sox. They lost as +118 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the White Sox, who beat them 8-2 on Thursday behind a start from Gavin Floyd at U.S. Cellular Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Reds at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Cincinnati is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games
Cleveland is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Cleveland, Saturday, May 21