Reds vs. Indians - 7/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (42-46) at Cincinnati Reds (39-47)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
C Kluber (4-10) (3.38) vs. A DeSclafani (5-6) (3.65)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +130 / Cleveland Indians -140 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STO, FS1
The Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds play game two Saturday night.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indians have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Indians have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 113 hits and 37 RBI while Michael Brantley and Brandon Moss have combined for 92 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have split their last six road games. Corey Kluber gets the nod, and he’s 4-10 with a 3.38 ERA and 154 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds also look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Reds have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Todd Frazier leads Cincy with 97 hits and 57 RBI while Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips have combined for 75 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have split their last eight home games. Anthony DeSclafani takes the hill, and he’s 5-6 with a 3.65 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. This will be DeSclafani’s second career game against the Indians.
The Indians are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague games as a favorite and 2-6 in Klubers last 8 starts. The Reds are 16-39 in their last 55 interleague games as an underdog and 1-6 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. The Indians are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in Cincinnati.
Kluber continues to get chalk but isn't winning games. We all know Kluber has great stuff and all, but he's 2-6 in his last 10 startsand has just four victories overall. I have to play the value by taking the Reds at home for the plus money.