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The red-hot Oakland Athletics will go for their sixth win in a row when they play host to the Cleveland Indians at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. SportsTime Ohio will televise this AL showdown and the game gets underway at 4:05 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics Odds

Both teams have equal -105 moneyline odds and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 9 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the current odds sitting at +140 for the Indians -1.5 runs and -160 for the Athletics +1.5.

The Athletics are 45-38 straight up (SU) and 39-43 against the spread (ATS). The teams gained 6.0 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 4.8 units (ATS). The Indians are 44-36 SU and have gone 38-41 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 7.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.6 units ATS.

Athletics games have a 41-37-4 over/under record so far in 2018. The Indians have an over/under record of 41-36-2.

Adam Plutko will get the start for Cleveland. The right-handed Plutko is 4-1 with a 4.65 ERA and 22 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Athletics this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Athletics will turn to righty Edwin Jackson (0-0, 1.50 ERA) to the mound. Jackson has seven strikeouts and zero walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.00. Jackson did not record a start against the Indians in 2017.

Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.42 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.42 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.6 K/9.

The Oakland hitters have produced 4.6 runs per outing, including 6.1 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .279/.335/.447 over its last five games and is 5-0 SU during that span.

Jed Lowrie has helped lead the Athletics offense this season with 14 home runs, 56 RBIs and 35 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.36 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.24 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.13, along with a K/9 of 8.78.

The Indians offense has slashed .253/.325/.435 on its way to 4.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Francisco Lindor has led Cleveland’s offense and is slashing .291/.366/.541 with 19 home runs, 45 RBIs, 65 runs and 10 steals.

The Athletics just took the previous game in this series by tripling the Indians up 3-1.

Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of Cleveland’s last seven games.
  • The Indians have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 16 over their last 10.
  • Oakland has recorded 26.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 24.8 over its last five.