Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (18-24) at Cleveland Indians (19-23)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)
J Cueto (3-4) (3.03) vs. T Bauer (3-1) (3.31)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -180 / Cincinnati Reds +170 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Ohio, SportsTime Ohio
The Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Sunday at Progressive Field as they close out their interleague MLB Battle of Ohio series.
The Cleveland Indians fell behind early on Saturday but kept the Reds within their sight as they came back and got the win. Jason Kipnis had two hits and Carlos Santana and David Murphy had hits as the Indians scored two runs on four hits. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber allowed nine hits and a run while striking out seven over 8.0 innings to get the win and go to 2-5 for the season and Cody Allen earned his ninth save. For Sunday’s game the Indians start Trevor Bauer who has allowed 39 hits and 18 earned runs while striking out 51 over 49 innings for a 3-1 record and a 3.31 ERA.
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The Cincinnati Reds have been competitive against the Indians but on Saturday they lost for the second time in as many days to the Tribe. Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, and Jay Bruce each had two hits as the Reds scored just one run on nine hits. Starting pitcher Anthony DeScalfani allowed three hits and a run while striking out six over 7.0 innings to not get a decision and Tony Cingrani took the loss. For Sunday’s game the Reds start Raisel Iglesias who has allowed 14 hits and seven runs while striking out 11 over 16 innings for a 1-0 record and a 3.94 ERA.
Cleveland is 5-1 as a favorite, 21-7 in their last 28 home games, and 6-1 in Bauer’s last seven home starts against a team with a losing record. Cincinnati is 3-7 in game three of a series, 2-6 against a team with a losing record, and 0-5 against a right-handed starter. Cincinnati is 1-12 in their last 13 games in Cleveland.
With the total at 7.5 I like the over I this one and while it is just a lean it is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.