Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds Matchup

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The Cincinnati Reds are squaring off against the Cleveland Indians at Great American Ball Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and SportsTime Ohio will showcase this interleague showdown.

Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds Odds

Vegas has listed Cleveland (-160) as the favorite over Cincinnati (+150). The total sits at nine runs and bettors can wager on either the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at -110 for the Indians -1.5 runs and -110 for the Reds +1.5 runs.

The Indians have gone 64-50 SU this year and are 56-60 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 14.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 10.3 units ATS. Cleveland is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Reds, on the other hand, are 49-65 SU and 68-49 ATS. The team has lost 2.6 units for moneyline bettors while earning 7.2 units ATS. Cincinnati has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Cincinnati games have an over/under record of 61-52-4 in 2018. Cleveland has an over/under record of 58-54-4.

Cincinnati’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 5.27 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.13 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 7.9 K/9.

The Cincinnati offense has put up 4.6 runs per contest, including 3.2 per game over its last 10 games and 2.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .222/.261/.311 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Reds’ batters have been led by second baseman Scooter Gennett and shortstop Jose Peraza. Gennett is slashing .314/.364/.494 with 17 home runs, 68 RBIs and 67 runs scored, and Peraza is hitting .278 with six homers, 39 RBIs, 58 runs and 18 steals.

In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.41 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.37 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.89, along with a K/9 of 8.62.

Indians hitters have slashed .258/.332/.443 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game this season, including 4.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez continue to lead Cleveland’s offense. Lindor is slashing .298/.376/.572 with 29 home runs, 74 RBIs, 99 runs and 17 stolen bases. Ramirez is slashing .296/.410/.619 with 33 homers, 83 RBIs, 78 runs and 27 stolen bases.

Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in five of Cleveland’s last seven games.
  • The Indians have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.
  • Cleveland has recorded 20.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 20.4 over its last five.
  • The Indians have won five of their last six games SU.