Masterson and Arroyo Battle as the Indians host the Reds

by Dirty on June 20, 2012

Betting on Indians Baseball



The Cleveland Indians will be trying to extend a winning streak on Wednesday when they take on the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field.

The Reds will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Bronson Arroyo in this game. Arroyo has a 3-4 record and a 3.84 ERA this season.

The Indians will counter Arroyo with Justin Masterson. Righthander Masterson has a 4.38 ERA to go along with a 3-6 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 121-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -111 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Cincinnati has lost 2 straight games.
Cleveland has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Cincinnati: 38-29 SU
Cleveland: 35-32 SU

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 4-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 2-7
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Cincinnati is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
Cleveland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Minnesota, Friday, June 22
Cleveland at Houston, Friday, June 22

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