American League Preview: Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians

by Dirty on September 1, 2011

Betting on Indians Baseball A winning streak will be on the line for the Cleveland Indians on Thursday when they battle the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field.

Lefthander Gio Gonzalez will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Gonzalez is 11-11 this season with a 3.35 ERA.

It’ll be Fausto Carmona toeing the rubber for the Indians in this contest. Righthander Carmona is 6-12 with a 4.85 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Athletics listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

In their last action, Oakland was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Oakland has lost 5 straight games.
Cleveland has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 60-76 SU
Cleveland: 68-65 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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 UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Oakland home to Seattle, Friday, September 2
Cleveland at Kansas City, Friday, September 2

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