Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians - 6/19/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (35-31) at Baltimore Orioles (33-34)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 19, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
C Kluber (5-2) (4.15) vs. D Bundy (7-5) (3.29)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +128 / Cleveland Indians -138 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, STOH
Over at Oriole Park on Sunday, the Cleveland Indians and the Baltimore Orioles will be kicking off their MLB series.
The Indians are coming off a set against the Twins. Cleveland won the first three games 8-1, 9-3 and 6-2, then on Sunday in the finale the Indians made it a sweep 5-2.
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For Monday’s game the, Indians will be bringing out RHP Corey Kluber. In his 56.1 innings and 5-2 record this year, Kluber has a 4.15 ERA with 69 Ks.
Cleveland has some solid hitters this year. Coming out of the weekend, Jose Ramirez had 75 hits, 40 runs and 34 RBI while Francisco Lindor managed 66 hits 41 runs, 13 homers and 28 RBI in that time. Linder came up empty on Sunday but Ramirez had three hits with two runs.
As for the Orioles, they just finished up against the Cardinals. The two teams split the first pair of games, then on Sunday Baltimore got a win 8-5 to take the series.
Baltimore will be bringing out RHP Dylan Bundy for the start on Monday. In his 87.2 innings and 7-5 record this year, Bundy has a 3.29 ERA with 63 Ks and 26 BBs.
Baltimore has a few notable bats as well. Jonathan Schoop brought 70 hits, 39 runs, 13 homers and 40 RBI out of the week, and Mark Trumbo was close behind on 69 hits, 43 runs and 30 RBI. On Sunday, Trumbo homered with three RBI and Schoop had one RBI as well.
The Indians are 4-0 in their last four games overall, and 7-3 in their last 10 Monday games. Cleveland is also 5-11 in their last 16 during game one of a series, and the under is 5-1 in the Indians’ last six Monday games.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are 5-2 in their last seven Monday games, and 25-11 in their last 36 home games. Baltimore is also 2-8 in their last 10 overall and 0-4 in their last four in game one of a series.
In his last few starts, Kluber has been pretty solid on the mound. He gave up zero to Oakland in 6.0 innings on the first of the month, then followed it up with five earned over 13.0 innings in his next two starts. As for Bundy, he had a string of two-earned starts going there but since has given up seven earned in his last two outings. I like the way the Indians are playing right now and with Kluber on the mound I’ve got to go with Cleveland here.