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(72-51) Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics (53-72)
Date: Wednesday August 24, 2016
Time: 3:35 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: TREVOR BAUER (R) vs. KENDALL GRAVEMAN (R)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -128 / Athletics +118
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics +1.5 -155
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The Indians and Athletics switch to some day baseball on Wednesday afternoon in Oakland.
Cleveland and Oakland conclude a 3 game series after playing back to back night games on Monday and Tuesday.
The Indians have a decent sized lead in the AL Central, but taking that lead for granted is something this team can’t do.
They will play basically the entire month of September within the AL Central division, which includes multiple series’ against the 2nd place Detroit Tigers and 3rd place Kansas City Royals.
The Indians have used their starting pitching all season long and while it did have some 2nd half speed bumps, Carlos Carrasco turned in perhaps his best performance of the season in game 1 of the series.
Cleveland will send out Trevor Bauer here, who looks to build off his recent success.
His last start was quite impressive in particular as he allowed a 2 run home run to Russell Martin in the first inning, but absolutely shut the Blue Jays down the rest of the way.
While he did get a no decision for his effort, Bauer looked as if he was pitching fearless after allowing the 2 run homer. Bauer has pitched much better on the road this season as well, which really bodes well for Cleveland here.
Oakland started this series off with an unexpected solid pitching performance, but one mistake and a lackluster offense did them in.
The A’s have had trouble scoring runs all season long and scoring against Cleveland this season has been no easy task. Oakland tallied just 6 runs back in Cleveland in a series and got shut out in the series opener.
They average just 3.64 runs per game at home and are literally knocking each other out of the lineup. Billy Butler, who anchors the middle of the order, was put on the 7 day concussion list after getting hit by Danny Valencia.
Kendall Graveman gets the ball for Oakland, as he has gone 6-2 over his last 10 starts this year.
Graveman threw a complete game shutout last time he took the hill as he held the White Sox to just 2 hits over the 9.0 innings of work.
Graveman took the loss in Cleveland as he allowed 4 runs (3 earned) in a 5-3 loss as he blew up in the 7th inning following an error.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 games on grass.
- Indians are 28-9 in their last 37 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Indians are 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Athletics are 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games.
- Athletics are 15-36 in their last 51 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Athletics are 8-22 in their last 30 games after losing the first 2 games of a series.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
This a huge game actually for Cleveland.
Going on the road to Texas for 4 is a lot of trouble. Given how weak Oakland is, this is a prime spot and price on the Indians.
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Bauer continues his solid run, as Cleveland caps the series off with a lopsided win.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 8 – Oakland 3
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