The Baltimore Orioles will pay a visit to Progressive Field to face off against the Cleveland Indians. The game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET and SportsTime Ohio will broadcast this AL matchup.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians Odds
Vegas has listed Baltimore (+300) as the underdog to Cleveland (-375). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -110 for over nine runs and -110 for under nine. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at Orioles +1.5 runs (+150) and Indians -1.5 runs (-170).
The Indians are 69-51 straight up (SU) and 59-61 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 10.8 units for moneyline bettors and 8.5 units (ATS). The Orioles have gone 36-85 SU this year and are 51-70 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 41.5 units for moneyline gamblers and 28.9 units ATS.
Cleveland games have had an over/under record of 61-55-4 in 2018. The Orioles have been a decent under bet with a total record of 53-63-5.
David Hess will get the nod for the visiting Orioles. The right-handed Hess is 2-6 with a 6.25 ERA and 37 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Indians this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Indians are turning to righty Carlos Carrasco (14-6, 3.50 ERA), who’s got 155 strikeouts and 27 walks as well as a 1.12 WHIP. Carrasco is 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 1.23 ERA in one start against Baltimore this year.
As a unit, Cleveland’s pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 3.33 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.86 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.
The Cleveland hitters have produced 5.1 runs per contest, including 5.6 per game over its last 10 games and 6.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .303/.371/.449 over its last five matchups and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.
The Indians’ hitters have been led by shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez. Lindor is hitting .291/.372/.553 with 29 home runs, 75 RBIs, 102 runs and 19 stolen bases, while Ramirez’s line is .302/.411/.634 with 36 homers, 89 RBIs, 84 runs and 27 stolen bases.
For the visiting squad, Baltimore’s pitching staff allowed 5.5 runs per game and its starters own a 5.36 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 7.25 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.73, along with a K-per-9 of 8.17.
The Orioles offense has slashed .239/.303/.401 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game this year, including 4.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).
Baltimore’s hitters have been paced by right fielder Adam Jones and shortstop Manny Machado. Jones is slashing .285/.317/.438 with 13 home runs, 49 RBIs and 45 runs scored. Machado (.315/.387/.575) has produced 24 homers, 65 RBIs and 48 runs scored.
The Orioles have lost 34.6 units and are 32-49 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 38 of those games, compared to 39 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Indians have lost 9.9 units and are 43-46 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 46 of those games, compared to 40 which went under the total.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Orioles, O/U – OVER