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Rich Harden, Ubaldo Jimenez take mound in Indians vs Athletics tilt

Oakland AthleticsCleveland Indians
Aug 31, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Indians Odds

60-75TEAM RECORD67-65

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

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Ubaldo Jimenez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 8-10 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Rich Harden, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

View Oakland vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Indians as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Indians rated this week at No. 13 and the Athletics sitting at No. 5.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 9-rated American League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +105 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-2 to Cleveland on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Athletics at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
Oakland is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Oakland at Cleveland, Thursday, September 1

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