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Indians vs. Reds - 5/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (15-22) at Cleveland Indians (17-17)

MLB Baseball: Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)

John Lamb (0-0) (1.80) vs. Cody Anderson (0-3) (7.30)

The Line: Cleveland Indians -160 / Cincinnati Reds +135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSOH/STOh

The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians begin their interleague series Monday at Progressive Field.

The Cincinnati Reds could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Reds have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Cincinnati Reds have an ERA of 5.11 and have lost five of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Zack Cozart leads Cincinnati with 35 hits, Eugenio Suarez has 21 RBI and Brandon Phillips has six home runs. John Lamb gets the nod, and he’s 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Lamb’s first career game against the Indians.

Indians vs. Reds - 5/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cleveland Indians also need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Indians have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Cleveland Indians have an ERA of 3.80 and have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 40 hits, Mike Napoli has 22 RBI and Jason Kipnis has five home runs. Cody Anderson takes the hill, and he’s 0-3 with a 7.31 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Reds.

The Reds are 28-58 in their last 86 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in Lambs last 5 starts. The Indians are 20-9 in their last 29 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in Andersons last 5 starts. The Reds are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Cleveland and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.

Neither of thes teams are playing well right now, and I'm not laying big juice with a pitcher who has an ERA over seven. So, I'll take my chances by taking the Reds and the plus money. 

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Cincinnati Reds +135

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