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(71-51) Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics (53-71)
Date: Monday August 22, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs Andrew Triggs
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -154 / Athletics +139
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians -1.5 +110 / Athletics +1.5 -130
MLB Betting Total: 8 runs
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The Indians have won 3 of their last 4 games and they have the 2nd most wins in the AL. They are in first place in the AL Central with a comfortable 7-game lead over the 2nd place Detroit Tigers.
The A’s are reeling losers of 7 of their last 8 games including their last 2. They are in 4th place in the AL West 19.5 games out of first place.
The Indians have won 5 of their last 7 games facing the A’s. In their last games the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 and the A’s lost to the Chicago White Sox 4-2.
The Indians are a balanced team that ranks 4th in the Majors in runs scored and 7th in team ERA.
Carlos Carrasco (8-6 3.34 ERA) goes for the Tribe tonight and in his last outing he was not sharp going 6 innings and giving up 4 earned runs in a 10-7 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
The Indians have lost 4 of his last 5 starts.
This season Carrasco has the 2nd best road ERA in the AL (1.97).
The Indians are 20-8 in Carrasco’s last 28 road starts.
In his career Carrasco is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 3 games, 2 starts and a relief appearance, against the A’s.
The Indians are a solid 32-28 on the road this season, but they have lost 6 of their last 8 games away from Cleveland.
The A’s have struggled this season at the plate and on the mound ranking tied for 25th in runs scored and 26th in team ERA.
Oakland has scored 2 runs in each of their last 2 games, which were both losses.
Andrew Triggs (0-1 4.98 ERA) goes for the A’s tonight and in his last outing he was solid only giving up 1 earned run in 5 innings of work, but the bullpen blew it in a 5-4 loss to the Texas Rangers.
Triggs has been primarily used out of the bullpen this season and in the 20 games he has appeared in the A;s only have 1 win.
The A’s are coming off a road trip where they lost 5 of 6 games.
Oakland is 28-35 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
- Indians are 2-6 in their last 8 road games.
- Indians have an Under record of 6-2 in their last 8 road games.
- Athletics are 1-7 in their last 8 overall.
- Athletics are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Carrasco did not have a great last start, but he has been solid on the road this season and will lead the Tribe to a win tonight.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cleveland ML and game total Over
In the last 21 games between these teams in Oakland the Under record is 15-5-1, which is a trend that will continue tonight with Carrasco taming the Oakland bats.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 5-2
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