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The Baltimore Orioles are paying a visit to Cleveland to take on the Indians at Progressive Field. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be showing this AL matchup and the action gets going at 6:10 p.m. ET.

Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians Odds

Baltimore (+250) is entering this game as the underdog to Cleveland (-300) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs (+105 for the over and -125 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at Orioles +1.5 runs (+120) and Indians -1.5 runs (-140).

The Orioles are just 14-28 SU and are 17-23 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 0.7 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 7.5 units ATS. The Indians, on the other hand, are 22-19 SU and 19-22 ATS. They’ve lost 4.0 units for moneyline bettors and 2.5 units ATS.

Cleveland games have an over/under record of 17-24 so far in 2019. The Orioles have an over/under record of 20-18-2.

Right-hander Dan Straily is getting the nod for Baltimore. Straily is 1-3 with an 8.23 ERA and 15 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Indians this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Indians are turning to Trevor Bauer (4-2, 3.02 ERA). Bauer has 72 strikeouts and 27 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.11. Bauer only made one start against the Orioles in 2018 (0-1, 3.86 ERA and six strikeouts across seven innings).

As a unit, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 3.7 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.86, a WHIP of 1.21 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.3. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 3.06, a WHIP of 1.19 and a K/9 of 8.6.

The Cleveland hitters have produced 3.7 runs per contest, including 3.2 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .237/.310/.420 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

First baseman Carlos Santana and left fielder Jake Bauers have paced the Indians’ hitters so far. Santana is slashing .271/.371/.417 with five home runs, 21 RBIs and 21 runs scored, and the line for Bauers stands at .246/.333/.381 with four homers, 14 RBIs and 17 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Baltimore’s pitching staff allowed 5.8 runs per game and its starters own a 5.16 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 7.13 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.77, along with a K-per-9 of 8.68.

The Orioles offense has slashed .236/.297/.390 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game this year, including 2.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Baltimore’s hitters have been paced by right fielder Trey Mancini and second baseman Jonathan Villar, who’ve collectively blasted 12 home runs. Mancini is slashing .308/.355/.545 with eight home runs, 17 RBIs and 27 runs scored. Villar (.260/.310/.399) has produced four homers, 16 RBIs, 24 runs and eight steals.

The Orioles have gained 2.3 units and are 13-14 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 14 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Indians have lost 2.4 units and are 15-16 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 12 of those games, as opposed to 19 which went under the total.

Orioles at Indians Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Orioles, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in only one of Baltimore’s last seven games.
  • The Orioles have a team OPS of .687 this season and an OPS of .694 against right-handed pitchers. The Indians’ OPS stands at .659 overall and .643 versus righties.
  • The Orioles have dropped six of their last seven games SU.
  • Baltimore has recorded 16.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 17.6 over its last five.
  • The Orioles have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.