Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics

A’s Host Tribe in Saturday FS1 Baseball Odds Today Action

May 9th, 2019 MLB Baseball, Sports Betting

While it is not a surprise when the Indians make the playoffs it definitely is when the Athletics qualify.  Oakland made the wild card game in 2018 after defying the baseball odds today as a prohibitive underdog.  Because of coming so far so fast there was the worry that, like a stock, the A’s would recede back to their normal betting value.  So far, those concerns have been justified.  Oakland is in the basement of the American League West.  Cleveland has been somewhat inconsistent but still in second place in the American League Central.

Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics

Date and Time: Saturday, May, 11, 2019, 4:05 p.m. ET

Location:  Oakland Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

2018 MLB Betting Odds at SBG:

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Indians vs. Athletics TV Coverage:  FS1

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Cleveland has a record of 18-16 with only 15 of their games going over the total.  Concurrently the Indians rank 28th for run production, 29th for OPS and 27th for home runs.  Balanced against that is a pitching staff that ranks eight best for earned run average and eighth for WHIP.  Oakland is 16-21 with 20 of their games going over the total.  In the same way the A’s rank 20th for run production and 17th for staff earned run average.  Oakland is slumping with eight losses in their last 10 games.

Starting Pitchers and Bullpens

Right hander Trevor Bauer (4-2, 3.43 ERA, 1.16 WHIP) is the probable Cleveland starter.  Accordingly, the Indians bullpen ranks second best in MLB.  Brad Hand has 10 saves and a 1.15 ERA for the Tribe.  Oakland is scheduled to start right hander Aaron Brooks (2-3, 5.74 ERA, 1.34 WHIP).  Of great concern for Oakland is a bullpen ranked 19th in MLB.

Indians and Athletics Betting Trends

On the road the Indians have been a decent baseball odds today wagering value.  As an example, they have won six of their last nine games away from home.  Six of their last eight road contests have gone under the total.  Along the same lines the Athletics have been flush in green at home.  Oakland has won nine of their last 14 games at the Coliseum.  Seven of their last 10 home tilts have gone over the total.

Cleveland vs. Oakland Head to Head vs. Spread

Late on the A’s have had the sports betting value advantage with the Indians.  Oakland has won eight of their last 11 games against Cleveland.  Only three of the last eight meetings between these teams have gone over the total.  Further, the Indians have busted bankrolls badly in their games at the Oakland Coliseum.  Cleveland has lost nine of their last 11 tilts against the A’s in Oakland.  Nine of the last 13 in this matchup at the Coliseum have gone under the total.

Baseball odds today: Matchup to Watch

Despite their recent woes at Oakland the Indians have the baseball odds today

Matchup advantage due to their pitching.  In the same way the A’s are playing poorly and are no longer a surprise wagering value.

Indians vs. Athletics MLB Betting Odds Picks

In sum Cleveland’s pitching is the difference here.

Indians vs. Athletics MLB Betting Online Pick: Cleveland Indians

Indians vs. Athletics MLB Betting Online Score Prediction: Indians 5, A’s 2

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