The Cincinnati Reds will travel across Ohio to face off against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. SportsTime Ohio will broadcast this interleague matchup and the game gets going at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians Odds
Oddsmakers are listing Cleveland (-160) as the favorite over Cincinnati (+150). Bettors can wager on the games total with odds sitting at -105 for over 9.5 runs and -115 for under 9.5. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds sitting at -145 for the Reds +1.5 runs and +125 for the Indians -1.5.
The Indians are 49-39 straight up (SU) and 42-45 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.3 units for moneyline bettors and 7.6 units (ATS). Cleveland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Reds have gone 39-51 SU this year and are 53-36 ATS. In total, the teams lost 4.6 units for gamblers taking the moneyline, but have gained 7.0 units ATS. Cincinnati has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.
Cleveland games have had an over/under record of 45-39-3 so far in 2018. Reds games have gone over 44 times, gone under 41 times and pushed on four occasions.
Anthony DeSclafani will get the start for the visiting Reds. The right-handed DeSclafani (3-1, 5.08 ERA) has recorded 29 strikeouts in 33.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Indians this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Indians are sending righty Mike Clevinger (7-3, 3.11 ERA) to the mound. Clevinger has 99 strikeouts and 36 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.21 WHIP. Clevinger did not record a start against the Reds in 2017.
Cleveland’s pitching staff has yielded 4.2 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The teams starters have a 3.42 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.12 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.8 K/9.
Cleveland’s offense is putting up 5.0 runs per outing, including 5.4 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .232/.317/.304 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.
The Indians offense has been led by shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez. Lindor is slashing .298/.374/.565 with 23 home runs, 56 RBIs, 79 runs and 12 stolen bases, and Ramirez’s line is .292/.395/.590 with 24 homers, 59 RBIs, 60 runs and 19 stolen bases.
For the visiting squad, Cincinnati’s pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.13 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7.52 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.00, along with a WHIP of 1.44.
Reds hitters have slashed .257/.339/.401 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game this season, including 6.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 6.0 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).
Second baseman Scooter Gennett and shortstop Jose Peraza continue to lead Cincinnati’s hitters. Gennett is slashing .326/.368/.515 with 14 home runs, 58 RBIs and 54 runs scored. Peraza (.277/.326/.379) has produced five homers, 30 RBIs, 49 runs and 17 steals.
The Reds have lost 9.8 units and are 38-27 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 29 of those games, compared to 33 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Indians have lost 13.0 units and are 28-35 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 31 of those games, compared to 29 that went under the total.
Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Reds, O/U – OVER
- The over has hit in five of Cincinnati’s last seven outings.
- The Cincinnati defense has allowed 12 errors over the last 10 games, compared to four errors for Cleveland over its last 10.
- The Reds have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Indians have hit nine over their last 10.