Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles Free Preview

The struggling Baltimore Orioles will try to avoid dropping their seventh consecutive game they play host to the Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards. SportsTime Ohio will televise this AL matchup and the action gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles Odds

Vegas has listed Cleveland (-120) as the favorite over Baltimore (+110). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at +100 for over eight runs and -120 for under eight. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at Indians -1.5 runs (+125) and Orioles 1.5 runs (-145).

The Orioles are just 5-14 SU and 6-12 ATS. The team has lost 6.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.7 units against the spread (ATS). The Indians are 9-7 SU and have gone 6-10 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 1.6 units for gamblers taking the moneyline through the early portions of the season and 5.0 units ATS.

Baltimore games have an over/under record of 7-10-1 so far in 2018. Cleveland has been a decent under bet with a total record of 5-11.

Trevor Bauer will get the nod for the visiting Indians. The right-handed Bauer is 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 21 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Orioles this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 2.84 ERA and seven strikeouts over 6.1 innings).

The Orioles will turn to righty Dylan Bundy (0-2, 1.40 ERA), who has 31 strikeouts and seven walks as well as a 1.09 WHIP. Bundy only made one start against the Indians in 2017 (0-1, 12.46 ERA and two strikeouts across four and 1-third innings).

Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 5.7 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 5.42, a WHIP of 1.65 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.1. The bullpen has a 4.72 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 8.3 K/9.

The Baltimore hitters are putting up 3.5 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .234/.301/.431 over its last five games and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

Manny Machado has helped lead the Orioles’ offense this season with five home runs, 14 RBIs and 10 runs scored. Machado enjoyed hitting against righty pitching at home in 2017. Across 265 such plate appearances, he slashed .286/.355/.534 (his total season line was .260/.311/.473).

In the visiting dugout, Cleveland’s pitching staff allowed 3.0 runs per game and its starters own a 2.74 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 8.21 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 2.79, along with a WHIP of 1.02 and a K-per-9 of 8.94.

The Indians offense has slashed .208/.281/.346 on its way to 3.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Cleveland’s hitters have been led by Michael Brantley so far. Brantley is hitting .333/.371/.485 with 11 hits, six RBIs and two runs scored.

The Indians just dropped a 2-1 game to the Twins, while the Orioles are coming off of a 13-8 loss against the Tigers.

Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in just two of Cleveland’s last seven games.
  • The Indians have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • Baltimore has recorded 21.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.4 over its last five.
  • The Orioles have lost eight of their last nine games SU.