AL Wildcard Preview: Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians

by Dirty on August 29, 2011

Betting on Indians Baseball The fans at Progressive Field will be treated to a game between the Oakland Athletics and the Cleveland Indians when they take their seats on Monday.

Righthander Brandon McCarthy will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. McCarthy is 7-6 this season with a 3.72 ERA.

The Indians will counter McCarthy with David Huff. Lefthander Huff has a 2.70 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 118-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -235 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +153 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Oakland has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 60-73 SU
Cleveland: 65-65 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland’s last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland’s last 8 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Cleveland’s last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to Oakland, Tuesday, August 30

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: