Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians - 7/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (46-54) at Oakland Athletics (45-57)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
C Carrasco (10-8) (4.26) vs. C Basssitt (0-3) (2.94)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +110 / Cleveland Indians -120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, SportsTime Ohio
The Oakland A’s and the Cleveland Indians face off on Thursday in Oakland in game one of their MLB series.
The Oakland A’s are playing for the future at this point and they are in last place in the American League West. Oakland is 4-6 in their last 10 games, 21-29 at home, and they are 12 games back in the American League West. As a team the A’s are hitting .254 with Billy Burns hitting .304, Josh Reddick hitting .287, and Brett Lawrie is hitting .272. The A’s pitching staff has an ERA of 3.45 with the starters at 3.13 and the bullpen at 4.13. For game one against the Indians the A’s start Chris Bassitt who has allowed 27 hits and 11 earned runs while striking out 21 over 33.2 innings for a 0-3 record and a 2.94 ERA.
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The Cleveland Indians have had a disappointing season and they are in last place in the American League Central. The Indians are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 26-22 on the road this season, and they are 15 games back in the AL Central. As a team the Indians are hitting .248 with Jason Kipnis hitting .333, Michael Brantley hitting .301, and Carlos Santana hitting .226. The Indians pitching staff has an ERA of 3.95 with the starters at 4.29 and the bullpen at 3.21. For game one of the series the Indians start Carlos Carrasco who has allowed 117 hits and 56 earned runs while striking out 133 over 118.1 innings for a 10-8 record and a 4.26 ERA.
Oakland is 4-1 against the AL Central, 1-4 in game one of a series, and 1-4 against a right-handed starter. Cleveland is 5-1 in their last six road games against a team with a losing home record, 1-6 in their last seven games, and 4-0 in Carrasco’s last four road starts. Cleveland is 3-7 in their last 10 games in Oakland.
The total in this one is at 7.0 and the play here is the over and that is my free pick.