Milwaukee Brewers at Cleveland Indians Matchup

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The Milwaukee Brewers will be taking on the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. SportsTime Ohio will broadcast this interleague matchup and the action gets going at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Milwaukee Brewers at Cleveland Indians Odds

Cleveland (-175) is hosting this game as the favorite against Milwaukee (+165) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 8.5 runs (-125 for the over and +105 for the under). The games most recent runline odds sit at -135 for betting the Brewers +1.5 runs and +115 for the Indians -1.5 runs.

The Indians are 31-28 SU and 25-33 ATS. They’ve lost 9.7 units for moneyline bettors and 11.8 units against the spread (ATS). The Brewers are 37-24 SU and have gone 34-26 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 15.1 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 6.3 units ATS.

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

The right-handed Chase Anderson is projected to start for Milwaukee. Anderson is 4-4 with a 4.45 ERA and 39 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Indians this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Indians are putting the ball in the right hand of Carlos Carrasco (6-4, 4.50 ERA, 1.18 WHIP), who has 73 strikeouts and 19 walks. Carrasco is 1-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 2.00 ERA against Milwaukee this year.

As a unit, Cleveland’s pitching staff has yielded 4.6 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.58 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 6.00 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

The Cleveland hitters have put up 5.0 runs per contest, including 6.5 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The teams hit .242/.313/.467 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Indians hitters have been led by shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez. Lindor is hitting .300/.374/.556 with 14 home runs, 35 RBIs, 45 runs and six stolen bases, while Ramirez line is .298/.395/.631 with 19 homers, 42 RBIs, 43 runs and seven stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, Milwaukee’s pitchers have allowed 3.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.14 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 7.26 K/9. The bullpen has an excellent ERA of just 2.65, along with a K/9 of 10.41.

Brewers hitters have slashed .246/.318/.406 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.2 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

Milwaukee’s hitters have been powered by outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich. Cain is slashing .278/.387/.431 with seven home runs, 18 RBIs, 36 runs and 11 steals, while Yelich (.297/.370/.469) is up to seven homers, 26 RBIs, 36 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 hit the 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’ve gone under.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in five of Cleveland’s last seven games.
  • The Brewers have lost three of their last four games SU.
  • Cleveland has posted 26.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 20.4 over its last five.
  • The Brewers have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.