Indians vs. Athletics - 7/10/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (39-49) at Cleveland Indians (40-44)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
K Graveman (6-4) (3.16) vs. D Salazar (7-4) (4.10)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -140 / Oakland Athletics +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CA, STO
The Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Indians begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Athletics have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Lawrie leads Oakland with 87 hits and 37 RBI while Josh Reddick and Billy Butler have combined for 88 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have won seven of their last 10 road games. Jesse Hahn gets the nod, and he’s 6-6 with a 3.35 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. This will be Hahn’s first career game against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Indians have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Indians have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 111 hits and 36 RBI while Michael Brantley and Brandon Moss have combined for 89 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have won five of their last eight home games. Danny Salazar takes the hill, and he’s 7-4 with a 4.10 ERA and 108 strikeouts this season. This will be Salazar’s first career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 17-40 in their last 57 games as an underdog. The Indians are 9-25 in their last 34 during game 1 of a series and 6-2 in Salazars last 8 starts vs. American League West. The Athletics are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Indians are one of the hotter teams in all of baseball right now and have the advantage in the pitching department. I like the home team and the reasonable chalk here.