MLB Preview: Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics

by Dirty on May 3, 2011

Betting on Indians Baseball The fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum will be treated to a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Oakland Athletics when they take their seats on Tuesday.

The Indians will trot Fausto Carmona out to the mound in this one. Righthander Carmona has a 2-3 record and a 5.15 ERA this season.

The Athletics will counter Carmona with Tyson Ross. Righthander Ross has a 2.38 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Athletics listed as 126-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

The Indians were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Athletics were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Cleveland has won 6 straight games.
Oakland has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Cleveland: 19-8 SU
Oakland: 15-14 SU

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games at home

Next up:
Oakland home to Cleveland, Wednesday, May 4

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