Cleveland vs Cincinnati Pro Baseball Odds Analysis

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on May 18, 2016 in

The Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds will play the final game of their four game MLB betting lines series on Thursday evening. The Cleveland Indians have won big in the first two games of the series. Cleveland comes into Wednesday with a 19-17 record, and second place in the American League Central. The Indians have moved to within 3.5 games of the Chicago White Sox. For Cincinnati, they are off to a terrible start in 2016. The Reds are 15-24, which is last place in the National League Central. Cincinnati is 13 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.

How To Bet on the Indians vs. Reds MLB Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Thursday, May 19, 7:10 PM ET
Where: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati
TV: FS-O, Sport Time Ohio
Radio: Indians and Reds
Stream Option: FoxSportsGo
Pitching Matchups: Indians: Josh Tomlin (5-0) vs. Reds: Tim Adleman (1-1)

Why Bet the Indians

The Indians have scored 28 runs in the first two games of the series. Rajai Davis drove in three runs and scored four more in the Tuesday win. Cleveland is led offensively by Mike Napoli, with his 7 homeruns, alongside Francisco Lindor with a .317 batting average. The Indians rank 10th in Major League Baseball with a .260 batting average. On the other side, the Indians pitching has been sharp most of the season, at 3.81. Cleveland’s opponents are batting just .233 against them and the Indians have a team WHIP of 1.20.

Why Bet the Reds

The Reds are looking to break the ugly streak of losing five out of their last six games. The lone win during that period was a 9-4 win over the Phillies. Cincinnati ranks 30th in Major League Baseball with a team earned run average of 5.56, and the starting pitchers have just 14 quality starts on the season. Offensively, Eugenio Suarez leads the team with 8 homeruns, while Zack Cozart is batting .310. The Reds are batting .238 as a team, but 28th out of 30 in the league with a .294 on base percentage.

My Expert Pick & Prediction

It’s Josh Tomlin for the Cleveland Indians and Tim Adleman for the Cincinnati Reds. The beat goes on in this game, as the Cleveland offense will take advantage of yet another young Reds pitcher. Tomlin for Cleveland has been outstanding, with a 5-0 record and a 3.82 earned run average. Adleman is 1-1 on the season, and has walked 7 batters in 16 innings. This is an easy bet; the Cleveland Cavaliers will win this game. Take the Cleveland Indians -155 over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.

The final score prediction: Indians 9 – Reds 4.