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2021 MLB Handicapping
(45-42) Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics (52-40)
Date: Saturday, July 17th, 2021
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Projected Pitchers: Cal Quantrill (CLE) vs. Sean Manaea (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians +155 Athletics -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians +1.5, Athletics -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Indians will be out West when they take on the Athletics in this series. Game time is scheduled for 4:07 ET on Saturday.
These teams have yet to meet each other this year.
Cal Quantrill is getting the start for the Indians and Sean Manaea is going for the Athletics.
The Indians have played decent baseball despite battling through some injuries. They have won 3 games in a row.
They sit at 45-42 which puts them 2nd in the American League Central. The White Sox are 8 games ahead of them.
Before this series, the Tribe swept the Royals in 3 games. On Saturday they won 14-6. In that series, the Indians scored 23 runs and allowed 11 runs.
Cal Quantrill went 6 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Saturday.
Quantrill will be getting the start on Saturday. He is 1-2 with a 4.23 ERA.
The pitching for this team has been struggling as of late. They have an ERA of 4.39 which is 20th best in the game. Aaron Civale and Shane Bieber are currently injured. This is key because those are 2 important arms in their rotation. One positive is they now have Zach Plesac back.
Their offense has been good. They are scoring 4.36 runs per game which is 15th best in baseball.
Third baseman Jose Ramirez has been their best hitter so far this year.
Cleveland has hit 108 home runs which is 17th best in baseball.
The A’s have played good baseball so far this year. They have won 3 of their last 4 games.
This team is 2nd in the American League West with a record of 52-40. The Astros are 3.5 games ahead of them.
Before this series, the Athletics took 2 out of 3 against the Rangers. Oakland won 4-1 on Sunday. In that series, the A’s scored 14 runs and allowed 8 runs.
Chris Bassitt went 7 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Sunday. He continued his solid pitching.
Sean Manaea has been good this year. The left hander is 6-6 with a 3.19 ERA. His last start was on July 7th against the Astros where he went 6.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Houston won this game 4-3.
Pitching has been good for them so far this year. They have an ERA of 3.80 which is 11th best in the league.
Their offense has also been good. They are scoring 4.43 runs per game which is 14th best in the game.
Oakland has hit 115 home runs which is 8th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 3-9 in their last 12 games overall.
- Indians are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a left handed starter.
- Indians are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series.
- Indians are 0-5 in their last 5 games vs. the American League West.
- Athletics are 49-13 in their last 62 vs. the American League Central.
- Athletics are 10-3 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series.
- Athletics are 7-3 in their last 10 home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Athletics are 16-7 in their last 23 games with the total set at 6.0-8.0.
Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
The A’s will need to keep playing well if they wish to get back to the top of their division. I look for them to get a victory in this one.
Oakland is the better team here and they have played very well at home so far this year. I do not have much confidence backing the tribe in this one
Sean Manaea is the better pitcher than Cal Quantrill. I look for him to pitch a good game and for the A’s to hit around Quantrill.
I will lay the run line with Oakland in this one.
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