Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics Free Betting Pick

July 16, 4:05 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Indians -115 / A's +105
8.5ov -105

On Sunday's MLB card we have the 41-50 Oakland A's versus the 47-42 Oakland A's in the 3rd game of a three-game set in Oakland Coliseum Oakland, California today. The first pitch at Oakland Coliseum is scheduled for 4:05 PM ET.

The Athletics are the home dog in this series finale with Indians’ backers being asked to lay -115. The total line for this game is posted on most MLB betting boards at 8.5 runs.

In Game 2 of this series yesterday, the A's beat the Indians 5-3. In the match, the A's scored five runs on six hits and the Indians scored three runs on five hits. Oakland’s Kris Davis was the hero in the game with a 2-run walk-off HR in the 9th inning.

This season the Indians rank 13th in the Majors in runs scored and 3rd in team ERA.

The A's rank 23rd in the Majors in runs scored and 26th in team ERA.

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Pitching Match Up

Cleveland: Trevor Bauer (7-7, 5.24 ERA)
Oakland: Sean Manaea (7-5, 3.76 ERA)

Trevor Bauer goes for the Indians in this series finale and in his last start he gave up three earned runs in five innings in a 6-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. The Indians have lost two of his last three starts where he gave up seven earned runs in the losses and only one earned run in the win. Bauer’s last three starts have been at home and in eight road starts this season he is 3-4 with an ERA of 5.90. He faced Oakland on May 30th in Cleveland and gave up three earned runs in seven innings in a 9-4 Indians win. Bauer is 1-1 with a 3.16 ERA in four career starts against Oakland and has struck out 27 in 25 innings. The Indians have lost four of Bauer’s last five road starts against a team with a losing record.

Sean Manaea gets the call for the A's today and he went seven innings and gave up three earned runs in in his last start, which was a 7-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. The A's have lost three of his last four starts where he has given up nine earned runs in 25 innings, but has not received much run support. Manaea had a solid outing in his lone start against the Indians this season going seven innings and only giving up one earned run in a 3-1 Oakland win. In two career starts against Cleveland he is 2-0 with an ERA of only 1.29. After a rough start to the season Manaea is 6-2 with an ERA of 2.95 in his last 10 starts. The A's are 7-3 in ManaeA's last 10 starts overall and they are 6-1 in his last seven starts against a team with a winning record.

Betting Angles

The A's are 4-0 in their last 4 home games against the Indians.

In the last 55 games between these teams the Under record is 37-15-3.

In the last 26 games between these teams in Oakland the Under record is 18-7-1.

This season the A's are 26-21 at home and the Indians are 26-18 on the road.

Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Records

Cleveland Indians: 47-42 SU / O/U 32-51 / Run Line W/L 38-51
Oakland A's: 41-50 SU / O/U 50-39 / Run Line W/L 45-46

Cleveland at Oakland Key Betting Trends

  • CLE is 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a left-handed starter
  • CLE is 9-4 in their last 13 road games
  • CLE has an Under record of 13-5-3 in their last 21 games
  • OAK is 6-2 in their last 8 overall
  • OAK is 4-0 in their last 4 home games
  • OAK has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games

Key Player Injuries

[P] 04/09/2017 - Cody Anderson 60-day DL (04/02) ( Elbow )
[P] 06/06/2017 - Danny Salazar 10-day DL (06/04) ( Shoulder )
[CF] 06/27/2017 - Austin Jackson 10-day DL (06/26) ( Quad )
[RF] 07/14/2017 - Lonnie Chisenhall 10-day DL (07/14) ( Calf )
[2B] 07/09/2017 - Jason Kipnis 10-day DL (07/09) ( Hamstring )

[P] 05/28/2017 - Kendall Graveman 10-day DL (05/26) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/01/2017 - Chris Bassitt 60-day DL (03/30) ( Elbow )
[CF] 04/01/2017 - Jake Smolinski 60-day DL (03/30) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/28/2017 - Bobby Wahl 10-day DL (05/24) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/28/2017 - Ryan Dull 10-day DL (05/20) ( Knee )
[P] 06/10/2017 - Andrew Triggs 60-day DL (06/10) ( Hip )
[P] 07/06/2017 - Jharel Cotton 10-day DL (07/04) ( Blister )
[2B] 06/25/2017 - Chad Pinder 10-day DL (06/24) ( Hamstring )

Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland A's Prediction for July 16/2017

The Indians have lost three in a row and they need a win today to avoid the series sweep against the A's. They have only totaled six runs in their last thee games and in the two losses in this series they have only scored three runs off a total of nine hits. Cleveland is still in first place in the AL Central, but they are only 1.5 games up on the Minnesota Twins and three games up on the Kansas City Royals. The A's are nine games under .500 for the season, but they have won six of their last eight games and go for the sweep today in this series. They are in the basement of the AL West 20 games out of first place and 6.5 games back in the Wild Card. The A's pitching has been solid as of late giving up a total of 11 runs in their last four games. Cleveland has won their last four road games facing a left-hand starter, but that trend will not continue in this game. Manaea will have a good home outing and keep the Cleveland lineup in check and the A's will take this finale and complete the series sweep.
Free Pick: 
Take the Athletics +105

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