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2021 MLB Handicapping
(65-48) Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians (55-56)
Date: Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
Projected Pitchers: Chris Bassitt (OAK) vs. Eli Morgan (CLE)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -185 Indians +140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5, Indians +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Athletics will be in Cleveland to take on the Indians for game 3 Thursday at 1:10 ET. Game 2 is Wednesday at 7:10 ET.
Chris Bassitt is going for the Athletics and Eli Morgan is going for the Indians.
Oakland won the first game 4-3.
The A’s are having another good year. They have won 5 games in a row.
They are in 2nd place of the American League West with a record of 65-48. The Astros lead them by only 2 games.
Oakland swept a 3 game set with the Rangers before this series. In those games, the A’s scored 22 runs and allowed 7 runs.
Sean Manaea went 1.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Tuesday.
Chris Bassitt has been very good this year. The righty is 11-3 with a 3.19 ERA. His last start was against the Rangers where he went 7 innings and allowed 1 earned run. Oakland won that game 4-1.
The starters and the bullpen have both done a good job pitching this year. The team holds an ERA of 3.63 which is 6th best in baseball.
Their offense has also been productive. They are scoring 4.43 runs per game which is 16th best in the majors.
Oakland has hit 138 home runs which is 14th best overall.
The Indians have not had a great year so far. Even when they have played well, it really has not mattered because of how well the White Sox have played.
The Tribe are in 2nd place of the American League Central with a record of 55-56. The White Sox lead them by 10.5 games.
Over the weekend, the Indians won 2 out of 3 games against the Tigers. In that series, Cleveland scored 14 runs and allowed 8 runs.
Triston McKenzie went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Tuesday.
Eli Morgan is 1-4 with a 6.09 ERA. His last start was against the Tigers where he went 7 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Detroit won that game 2-1.
The pitching has really struggled this year without Shane Bieber and Aaron Civale. The team has an ERA of 4.43
The offense is scoring 4.32 runs per game which is 19th best in the majors.
Cleveland has hit 139 home runs which is 13th best in the majors.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.
- Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 games on grass.
- Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games.
- Indians are 7-15 in their last 22 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Indians are 8-20 in their last 28 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Indians are 3-8 in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Indians are 3-9 in their last 12 games vs. the American League West.
Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
The Athletics need to keep playing well if they wish to gain ground on the Astros. I look for them to have a good performance on Thursday.
Oakland is the better team and they have done a good job when playing opponents they are better than. I feel confident with the A’s in this one.
The A’s have the starting pitcher advantage with Bassitt on the mound. I look for him to keep up his good pitching and for the A’s to do enough against Morgan.
I am going with the Athletics on the moneyline.
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