Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians - 5/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (19-17) at Cincinnati Reds (15-24)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
M Clevinger vs. B Finnegan (1-2) (4.40)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +131 / Cleveland Indians -141 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians look to stay red hot at the plate and light up the scoreboard as they continue their series with the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
The Indians look for another stellar performance against the Reds on Wednesday nights as the in-state rivals complete a home and home interleague set with this one going in Cincinnati after the Tribe buried the Reds yesterday to the tune of a 13-1 final. Cleveland will look to keep pace in the AL Central as they look to outduel the Royals for the division crown and with the lineup they possess they are certainly capable of becoming a playoff team and if the front end of their rotation led by Corey Kluber and Danny Salazar can stay hot they could become a very tough out for teams in a seven game set.
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The Reds meanwhile are expected to be at the bottom of the league standings this season as they have unloaded some pieces in the offseason and aside from Joey Votto they don’t have a ton to offer at the plate. Cincy does have some nice young prospects and some fire in their rotation including Brandon Finnegan who came over in the Johnny Cueto deal from Kansas City and the youngster will get the call here as he looks to improve on his 1-2 record and reduce his 4.40 ERA as he faces off against rookie Michael Clevinger.
The Indians are 4-1 in their last five against the NL Central, 1-4 in their last five interleague games, and 1-6 in their last seven interleague games against a lefty, while the Reds are 16-5 in their last 21 interleague games against a team with a winning record, 7-19 in their last 26 interleague games, and 0-5 in Finnegan’s last five starts. This sets up to be a better outing than we saw yesterday but still with the way the Indians are hitting you have to like them here even though they have the edge on the mound.