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Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians - 5/10/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cleveland Indians at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Friday May 10, 2019, 9:37 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Cleveland Indians / Oakland Athletics -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NSCA, STOh
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The Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics meet Friday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Cleveland Indians look fo a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Indians have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Carlos Santana leads the Indians with 36 hits and 19 RBI while Jake Bauers and Jose Ramirez have combined for 56 hits and 23 RBI. Cody Anderson gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 11.12 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Anderson is 1-1 with a 3.52 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Athletics have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics have lost nine of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 43 hits and 18 RBI while Matt Chapman and Stephen Piscotty have combined for 77 hits and 40 RBI. Frankie Montas gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 2.75 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Montas is 0-1 with a 4.35 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Indians.

The Indians are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series, 7-3 in their last 10 vs. American League West and 2-8 in Andersons last 10 starts. The Athletics are 40-12 in their last 52 vs. American League Central, 44-20 in their last 64 home games and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The Indians are 17-35 in the last 52 meetings in Oakland and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Montas' last 5 starts overall. The over is 11-3 in Andersons last 14 starts overall.

Anderson has just 5.2 innings under this belt this season, and he's allowed nine hits and seven runs while walking five during that short span. Montas has ben great for the A's through seven starts, allowing three or less runs in every game and striking out 35. Through 18 innings at home, Montas is allowing a 2.50 ERA and a .227 batting average while averaging a strikeout per inning. Neither team is playing to their potential and the offenses have had their issues, but the A's are at home and Montas has been the much better pitcher up to this point. I'll lean toward the A's in this contest, but nothing would shock me given the questionable play from both sides these past couple of weeks.

Pick:
Oakland Athletics

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