Will bettors cash the over when the Oakland A’s and Cleveland Indians wrap up their series on Sunday?
Game Snapshot & Odds
965 Oakland A’s at 966 Cleveland Indians
Sunday, July 8, 2018
1:10 p.m. ET, Progressive Field
TV: OAK (CSCA); CLE (STO)
Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Indians as a -185 favorite. As of this writing, 73% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Indians to beat the A’s on the moneyline.
A’s Anderson has coming off rehab start
Brett Anderson (shoulder) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday. Anderson will pitch either five innings or throw 75 pitches — whichever number comes first. He’s been on the disabled list since May 19 with a left shoulder strain. He’ll likely make at least one more rehab start after this one, and then likely will rejoin the Oakland rotation sometime around the All-Star break.
Indians’ Bieber allows four runs in win over Royals
Shane Bieber moved to 4-0 despite giving up four runs in six innings Tuesday against the Royals. All of the runs came in the first two innings. Still, Bieber wasn’t all that great afterwards. He ended up with just two strikeouts tonight after fanning 27 over 24 1/3 innings in his first four major league starts. Though he failed to take much advantage of the easiest matchup he’s going to get — the Royals didn’t even play Mike Moustakas tonight — Bieber is still recommended in mixed leagues.
MLB Betting Trends
The A’s have won nine of their last 11 games overall.
The Indians have won five straight when Bieber starts.
The over is 4-1-1 in the Indians’ last six games overall and is 24-6-2 in their last 32 games at home. The over is also 15-5-1 in the Tribe’s last 21 games against the American League West and has cashed in 13 of their last 18 games when facing a left-handed starter. On the other side, the over is 7-3-1 in the A’s last 11 road games and is 10-2-2 in Anderson’s last 14 starts when their opponent allowed five runs or more in its previous game.
The Pick: A’s/Indians over 9.5