Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/7/14
Cleveland Indians (57-56) at Cincinnati Reds (57-56)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
T.J. House (L) (1-2) (4.333) vs. Homer Bailey (R) (8-5) (3.894)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -134 / Cleveland Indians +124 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STO, FSN-OH
The Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds will play Thursday night at the Great American Ball Park.
The Indians have won five of their last eight games and are sitting right at .500. The Reds have creamed the Indians in their last two games, allowing 17 runs in two straight losses. The Indians have an ERA of 3.81, which is 17th in the majors, and they’ve allowed three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. Offensively, Michael Brantley has hit safely in six of his last seven games and Yan Gomes has four RBIs in this series. T.J. House takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.09 ERA and has 39 strikeouts in 55 innings. This is House’s first career game against the Reds.
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The Reds have won six of their last nine games and are two games above .500. The Reds offense has shown some signs of life lately, producing five or more runs in four of their last six games. Offense hasn’t been the Reds strength this season. Todd Frazier has 12 hits in his last nine games and Ryan Ludwick has a hit in six of his last nine games. Pitching wise, the Reds have an ERA of 3.41, which is eighth in the majors. Starting is Homer Bailey, who is 8-5 with a 3.89 ERA and has 116 strikeouts in 138.2 innings. Bailey is 2-3 with a 6.55 ERA in seven career starts against the Indians.
The Indians are 7-3 in their last 10 interleague games and 6-2 in Houses last 8 starts overall. The Reds are 4-1 in Baileys last 5 home starts vs. a team with a winning record and 0-5 in Baileys last 5 starts overall.
Bailey is due for a win and should get it with the way the Reds have been crushing the ball in this series. Give me the Reds at home for the decent price.