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The Cincinnati Reds will play host to the Cleveland Indians at Great American Ball Park. SportsTime Ohio will broadcast this interleague showdown and the action gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds Odds

Cincinnati (+205) is coming into this one as the underdog against Cleveland (-225) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs (-110 for the under and -110 for the over). Runline odds stand at -150 for betting the Indians -1.5 runs and +130 for the Reds +1.5.

The Indians have gone 67-51 SU this year and are 57-60 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 13.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.3 units ATS. The Reds, on the other hand, are 52-67 SU and 68-50 ATS. The team’s lost 3.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 5.6 units ATS.

Reds games have an over/under record of 62-52-4 in 2018. Indians games have gone over 59 times, gone under 54 times and pushed on four instances.

Corey Kluber is getting the nod for the Indians. The right-handed Kluber is 14-6 with a 2.74 ERA and 153 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Reds this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Reds will put the ball in the right hand of Sal Romano (7-9, 4.94 ERA), who has 87 punchouts and 45 walks as well as a 1.39 WHIP. Romano is 0-0 with a 3.68 ERA in one start against Cleveland this year.

As a unit, Cincinnati’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 5.19 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.21 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 7.8 K/9.

Cincinnati’s offense is putting up 4.5 runs per outing, including 3.4 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .259/.330/.358 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Scooter Gennett has helped lead the Reds’ offense this season with 18 home runs, 69 RBIs and 68 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.33 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 9.41 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.97, along with a K-per-9 of 8.80.

Indians hitters have slashed .259/.333/.443 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Francisco Lindor has led Cleveland’s hitters and is hitting .294/.375/.560 with 29 home runs, 74 RBIs, 101 runs and 19 steals.

The Indians are coming off a 10-3 win in the prior game of the series.

Cleveland Indians at Cincinnati Reds Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in three of Cincinnati’s last seven games.
  • The Indians have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Reds have hit nine over their last 10.
  • Cincinnati has recorded 20.4 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 19.6 over its last five.
  • The Indians have won five of their last six games SU.