Sports Betting Online – Baseball’s Biggest Surprise is Cleveland

May 30, 2011 Sports Betting

Did you really think that the Cleveland Indians would be 11-4 in sports betting online after the first 15 games of the baseball season?

You probably thought they would be 4-11 and you would not be alone. Most gamblers at Sbg global have been very surprised by the success of the Indians in sports betting as Cleveland has been an underdog in almost every game this sports betting season.

Indians Cashing as Dogs
Cleveland was an underdog in their first 12 games this season.  The oddsmakers have started to adjust and the Indians were a pick on Friday and Saturday and a slight favorite on Sunday against Baltimore.  Opinions change slowly in sports betting online and it has taken some time for people to believe in the Indians.  If Cleveland keeps winning it won’t take much longer.

Sizemore Returns
The news keeps getting better for the Indians as Grady Sizemore is now back from injury. He hit a home run in his return as the Indians swept the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend.  Sizemore is a former All-Star and a key part of the Cleveland lineup. He had not played since last May because of knee surgery. He had a home run and a double in Sunday’s win.  The Indians have now won 11 of 13 and their winning streak at home is now up to seven.

First Place Indians
The Cleveland Indians are in first place in the American League Central and no one predicted that would be the case even though it is still April. Carlos Santana and Travis Hafner hit home runs and Fausto Carmona went seven innings allowing one earned run and five hits in Sunday’s win. Chris Perez got his fifth save of the season to close things out.  The Indians have been starting games very well as their starting pitchers have not allowed a run in the first inning in the last 13 games.

Cleveland May Stay Hot
The Indians have a very favorable schedule over the next month. They are in Kansas City for four games this week and then at Minnesota over the weekend.  The Indians then get Kansas City and Detroit at home next week.  You have to get into next month before the Indians might face a sports betting online test as they travel to Oakland and Los Angeles.