Cleveland Indians at Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

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The Milwaukee Brewers are set to host the Cleveland Indians at Miller Park. SportsTime Ohio will televise this interleague matchup and the opening pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians at Milwaukee Brewers Odds

Cleveland (-150) is favored over Milwaukee (+140) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 8.5 runs (+100 for the under and -120 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds standing at -105 for the Indians -1.5 runs and -115 for the Brewers +1.5 runs.

The Indians have gone 17-18 SU this year and are 13-21 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.2 units for moneyline bettors in the seasons early going and 9.8 units ATS. The Brewers, on the other hand, are 21-15 SU and 19-16 ATS. They’ve gained 5.3 units for moneyline bettors and 2.3 units ATS.

Brewers games have a 13-21-1 over/under record so far in 2018. Cleveland has an over/under record of 18-16.

Carlos Carrasco will get the start for the Indians. The right-handed Carrasco is 4-1 with a 3.95 ERA and 39 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Brewers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Brewers are going with righty Junior Guerra (2-2, 2.33 ERA), who has 25 punchouts and 12 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.15. Guerra did not record a start against the Indians in 2017.

Milwaukee’s pitchers have given up 3.7 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.96, a WHIP of 1.30 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.4. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.56, a WHIP of 1.11 and a K/9 of 10.5.

The Milwaukee hitters have produced 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.0 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .242/.302/.382 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Lorenzo Cain has helped lead the Brewers offense this year with four home runs, 10 RBIs, 19 runs and eight steals.

In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.55 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 8.34 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.40, along with a WHIP of 1.07 and a K/9 of 9.03.

Indians hitters have slashed .241/.310/.419 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.7 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

Cleveland’s hitters have been led by Jose Ramirez, who is hitting .284/.373/.575 with 10 home runs, 22 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

The Brewers just snuck away with the previous game in this series by a score of three runs to two.

Cleveland Indians vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in only one of Cleveland’s last seven games.
  • The Indians have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Brewers have hit 10 over their last 10.
  • Cleveland has recorded 27.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.8 over its last five.
  • The Indians have lost five of their last six games SU.