Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles - 9/10/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (71-71) at Cleveland Indians (86-56)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8:08 pm (Progressive Field)
J Hellickson (8-8) (5.26) vs. T Bauer (15-8) (4.39)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -182 / Baltimore Orioles +172 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
Over at Progressive Field on Sunday evening, the Baltimore Orioles and the Cleveland Indians are finishing up their MLB series with a nationally-televised game.
In the Friday opener, the Indians bagged a 5-0 win. On Saturday, Cleveland won 4-2 and has now put together 17 straight victories.
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For the Sunday game, the Orioles will be bringing out RHP Jeremy Hellickson. In his 149.0 innings and 8-8 record this year, Hellickson has a 5.26 ERA with 88 Ks and 42 BBs.
Baltimore has some pretty good bats this year. Jonathan Schoop brought 164 hits, 86 runs, 31 homers and 102 RBI into the weekend while Adam Jones brought 153 hits, 77 runs, 26 homers and 68 RBI. Jones put up two hits on Saturday; Schoop went 0-for-4.
Over on the Indians’ side, they’re going with RHP Trevor Bauer on Sunday. In his 151.2 innings and 15-8 record this year, Bauer has a 4.39 ERA with 170 Ks and 56 BBs.
Cleveland has some big bats as well. Jose Ramirez came into the weekend on 162 hits, 93 runs, 25 homers and 69 RBI while Franciso Lindor managed 155 hits, 80 runs, 27 homers and 71 RBI. Lindor had a solo homer on Saturday; Ramirez is nursing a sore wrist.
The Orioles are 9-3 in their last 12 Sunday games and 4-0 in Hellickson’s last four starts versus a team with a winning record. The over is 3-1-1 in Baltimore’s last five during game three of a series and 5-0 in Hellickson’s last five starts overall.
Meanwhile, the Indians are 4-0 in the last four during game three of a series and 13-6 in their last 19 Sunday games. Cleveland is also 5-0 in Bauer’s last five starts and 4-1 in Bauer’s last five home starts.
It’s been a tough set of starts for Hellickson, who has just one quality start in his last five. In those four bad ones, he’s given up 23 earned runs. As for Bauer, he has two straight quality starts to his credit, giving up three earned in 12.1 innings. I’m not trusting Hellickson much these days, so I’ll go with Bauer and the Indians here.