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Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics - 5/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians
Date & Time Wednesday May 22, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Progressive Field
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
Cleveland Indians -101 / Oakland Athletics -109 O/U: 9
TV Channel
STOH, MLBN
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The Oakland Athletics and the Cleveland Indians will meet up on the MLB diamond to finish up their series Wednesday.

In the opener of this set Monday, the A’s took a 6-4 win. On Tuesday, Oakland made it two in a row with a  5-3 victory.

For the Wednesday game, the A’s will be sending out Frankie Montas in the start. In his 54.0 innings and 5-2 mark this year, Montas has a 2.67 ERA with 52 Ks and 11 BBs.

Oakland managed seven hits on Tuesday, and perhaps the biggest one came from Mark Canha, who socked a pinch-hit two-run homer in the third.

Over on the Indians’ side, they’re going with Jefry Rodriguez in the starting role Wednesday. In his 31.1 innings and 1-3 record so far, Rodriguez has a 3.45 ERA with 20 Ks and nine walks.

Two of the Indians’ three runs and a pair of their five hits came via solo homer on Tuesday in the loss. Both Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor hit one with the bases empty.

The A’s are 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games and 1-5 in their last six in game three of a series. Oakland is 5-2 in Montas’ last seven starts and 1-4 in his last five starts in game three of a series.

Meanwhile, the Indians are 21-7 in their last 28 Wednesday games and 47-23 in their last 70 in game three of a series. The under is 4-1 in Cleveland’s last five in game three of a series and 36-14-2 in their last 52 Wednesday games.

Montas has been on a nice run lately. He’s sitting on three straight quality starts, allowing five earned in a span of 20.2 innings. The drawback there is that Montas has only one win in that time.

As for Rodriguez, he had a string of three quality starts snapped in a four-earned loss May 17, going 6.2 innings versus Baltimore.

I like Rodriguez to bounce back and pitch well here, but with Montas on the other side I have to go A’s for the win.

Pick:
Oakland Athletics -109

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