Did you expect the Cleveland Indians to win six of their first eight against the online gambling baseball odds?
Not many people thought Cleveland would do anything in 2011 but so far the Indians have been a nice surprise vs. the baseball odds at Internet gambling companies.
Starting Rotation Looking Strong
The first two games for Cleveland this season were not good ones for starters Fausto Carmona and Carlos Carrasco as the team went 0-2 and the starters allowed 17 runs. In the last six games though the Starters are 4-0 and have allowed just six earned runs for an ERA of 1.43. Justin Masterson is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA in his two starts. Masterson was brilliant on Saturday against Seattle as he allowed one run and struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings. The bullpen was also good on Saturday as Rafael Perez, Tony Sipp and Chris Perez worked the final 2 2/3 innings. Chris Perez got his third save of the season for the Indians.
Indians Having Fun
Cleveland players have said that they are playing loose this season and having fun. They are also gaining confidence. The Indians swept Boston and then went across the country and won games against Seattle. Cleveland began the season at home against the White Sox and lost their first two games. They got a big win in the third game of that series though and then carried that momentum over and swept Boston. Cleveland then went into Seattle and played well.
Indians an Underdog in Every Game
If you are taking Cleveland in online gambling at Internet gambling companies then you are getting rewarded because the Indians have been an underdog in every game. It is one thing to have a six-game winning streak as a favorite but when a team is an underdog in every game then the money can really add up fast.
The Indians continue their road trip for three games against the Angels early this week. Cleveland will then head home for a quick three-game series against Baltimore and then the Indians go back out on the road for a six-game road trip with stops in Kansas City and Minnesota. It is very possible that the Indians will be underdogs at Sbgglobal in all of those games.