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15-22 (3-12 V) Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians 17-17 (9-8 H)
Date: Monday May 16, 2016
Time: 6:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: John Lamb vs. Cody Anderson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -155
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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This battle of Ohio sees both teams pretty much where they were expected. The Reds are in last place and with the Cubs so strong this season they are already significantly out.
Meanwhile the Indians are hovering around the .500 mark, sitting in second place in the AL Central behind that other Chicago team. They are very much in it.
The Reds knew it was going to be a long haul this season.
The pitching is so young and their only hope wa a lineup that has a few fearsome faces. That lineup is averaging only 4 runs per game, not near enough to overcome the second worst pitching staff in the league.
They can scare once in a while but are not putting up good numbers consistently.
John Lamb debuted with the Reds last year and it wasn’t pretty.
This season the lefty has been more effective but there is nothing in his background that leads you to believe he is anything more than a fill in guy.
He is not pitching deep into games and that is very problematic as the Reds bullpen is nothing to speak of.
The Indians are profiling as expected with the pitching better than the lineup. However, the starting pitching that has so much potential has not been as dominant as they would like.
Speaking of potential Francisco Lindor is showing that the hype is definitely justified. He is leading the team in hitting and showing an ability to take a walk now and again. He could use some more consistent support.
Cody Anderson is having a terrible season so far. Last year he was proof of the depth the Indians had in the rotation but this season has has posted just one quality start in 5 outings.
It got to the point that they used him in relief that last time out. He has a terrible home ERA of almost 10 and hasn’t been able to keep the ball in the yard.
He is still young in his career so we will have to see if he works things out and becomes reliable again.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CIN are 15-36 in their last 51 road games.
- CIN are 15-36 in their last 51 overall.
- CIN are 15-36 in their last 51 games on grass.
- CLE are 6-20 in their last 26 Mon. games.
- CLE are 6-2 in their last 8 home games.
- Over is 34-16-1 in CLE last 51 home games.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
If the Indians are going to chase down the White Sox this is a series they have to win. They are doing a 2 game, home and home set against the Reds, a perfect opportunity to get the week off to a great start.
With Anderson on the hill I would have thought the line would be a little slimmer so I actually think the value could be with the Reds. They could definitely rough up Anderson.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over
The total is probably the safest way to go as long as it is under 10.
The Reds get to thrown an extra bat in the lineup in this one and there is every reason to expect both starters could get lit up and not make it to the 5th. The relief corps are far from elite.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 8 – Cincinnati 5
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