Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians Betting Preview

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The Cleveland Indians will play host to the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET and SportsTime Ohio will be airing this AL matchup.

Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians Odds

Cleveland (-270) is favored against Baltimore (+235) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 9 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at +110 for the Orioles +1.5 runs and -130 for the Indians -1.5.

The Orioles have gone 37-86 SU this year and are 52-70 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 42.5 units for moneyline bettors and 27.5 units ATS. Baltimore has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Indians, on the other hand, are 70-52 SU and 59-62 ATS. The team’s lost 9.8 units for moneyline bettors and 10.2 units ATS. Cleveland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Cleveland games have an over/under record of 61-56-4 in 2018. The Orioles have been a decent under bet with a total record of 53-64-5.

Yefry Ramirez will get the nod for Baltimore. Ramirez is 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA and 40 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Indians this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Indians are putting the ball in the hands of righty Mike Clevinger (8-7, 3.38 ERA), who has 148 strikeouts and 52 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.23. Clevinger is 1-0 with three strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Baltimore this year.

Cleveland’s pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.31, a WHIP of 1.13 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.4. The bullpen has a 4.86 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

The Cleveland offense has put up 5.1 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .267/.342/.382 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez have led the Indians’ batters this year. Lindor is hitting .292/.372/.550 with 29 home runs, 76 RBIs, 102 runs and 19 stolen bases, while Ramirez is hitting .301 with 37 homers, 91 RBIs, 85 runs and 27 steals.

In the other dugout, Baltimore’s pitching staff allowed 5.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.29 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.16 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.71, along with a K-per-9 of 8.14.

The Orioles offense has slashed .237/.301/.398 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game this season, including 4.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Baltimore’s offensive production has been fueled by outfielder Adam Jones and shortstop Manny Machado. Jones is slashing .285/.317/.438 with 13 home runs, 49 RBIs and 45 runs scored, while Machado is slashing .315/.387/.575 with 24 homers, 65 RBIs and 48 runs scored.

The Orioles have lost 35.6 units and are 33-49 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 38 of those games, compared to 40 that’ve hit the under against ies.

Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Orioles, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in only two of Baltimore’s last seven outings.
  • The Orioles have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Indians have hit nine over their last 10.
  • Baltimore has recorded 20.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.2 over its last five.