Milwaukee Brewers at Cleveland Indians Free Preview

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The Milwaukee Brewers will head east to Progressive Field to square off against the Cleveland Indians. This interleague matchup will get going at 7:10 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to SportsTime Ohio.

Milwaukee Brewers at Cleveland Indians Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Milwaukee (+200) as the underdog to Cleveland (-220). The total sits at 8 runs and bettors can take the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds sitting at -110 for the Brewers +1.5 runs and -110 for the Indians -1.5.

The Indians are 30-28 SU and 25-33 ATS. They’ve lost 9.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 11.8 units against the spread (ATS). Cleveland has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Brewers have gone 37-23 SU this year and are 34-26 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 15.1 units for moneyline bettors and 6.3 units ATS. Milwaukee’s covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Cleveland games have an over/under record of 33-23-2 so far in 2018. The Brewers have been a decent under bet with a total record of 23-35-2.

Right-hander Junior Guerra is projected to start for the visiting Brewers. Guerra is 3-3 with a 2.65 ERA and 51 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with nine strikeouts and a 7.20 ERA against Cleveland this year.

The Indians will put the ball in the right hand of Corey Kluber (8-2, 2.02 ERA), who has 88 strikeouts and 10 walks this season as well as a 0.84 WHIP. Kluber is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Milwaukee this year.

Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.13 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 7.26 K/9. The bullpen has an excellent ERA of just 2.68, along with a K/9 of 10.38.

Brewers hitters have slashed .247/.319/.407 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.0 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.6 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich continue to lead Milwaukee’s hitters. Cain is slashing .273/.385/.429 with seven home runs, 17 RBIs, 36 runs and 11 steals, while Yelich (.298/.373/.473) has produced seven homers, 26 RBIs, 36 runs and seven steals.

For the home team, Cleveland’s pitching staff has yielded 4.7 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starters have an ERA of 3.62, a WHIP of 1.14 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.7. The bullpen has a 6.02 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

Cleveland’s hitters have produced 5.0 runs per outing, including 6.4 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .265/.346/.488 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez have paced the Indians hitters this year. Lindor is hitting .305/.379/.565 with 14 home runs, 35 RBIs, 45 runs and six stolen bases, and Ramirez line is .299/.397/.624 with 18 homers, 41 RBIs, 42 runs and seven stolen bases.

The Brewers have gained 15.8 units and are 28-18 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 16 of those games, compared to 28 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Indians have lost 10.3 units and are 16-23 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 22 of those games, compared to 15 that went under the total.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cleveland Indians Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • Cleveland has posted 27.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.6 over its last five.
  • The Brewers have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Indians have hit 20 over their last 10.