Athletics vs. Indians - 8/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (72-52) at Oakland Athletics (54-72)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 3:35 pm (O.co Coliseum)
T Bauer (9-5) (3.88) vs. K Graveman (9-8) (4.09)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +121 / Cleveland Indians -131 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics play a rubber game Wednesday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Indians have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Cleveland Indians offense has cooled down recently, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 150 hits, Jason Kipnis has 67 RBI and Jose Ramirez has 10 home runs. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he’s 9-5 with a 3.88 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics haven’t won back-to-back games since August 9-10. The Athletics have allowed six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.61 and have lost 10 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Khris Davis leads Oakland with 113 hits, Danny Valencia has 44 RBI and Marcus Semien has 23 home runs. Kendall Graveman takes the hill, and he’s 9-8 with a 4.09 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. Graveman is 0-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 4-1 in Bauers last 5 starts. The Athletics are 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games and 10-3 in Gravemans last 13 starts. The under is 20-8-1 in the last 29 meetings in Oakland.
It's been a while since the A's have won two straight games and the Indians are simply the better team here. Not to mention Bauer is on the hill, a pitcher who has produced victories in four of his last five games. Give me the far better team and small line.