Baltimore – Cleveland features a matchup of teams going in two different directions. Cleveland almost has the division lead. Baltimore has lost their perch. Why are the fortunes of these teams changing? Will their fates continue as they meet up in Ohio at 7PM EST? Answers to these questions and the free pick to profit by all right now from your friends at HRWager.
Baltimore – Cleveland : Big Bats for One
Winning eight out of their last eleven has come for Cleveland despite some big injuries. Starting staff is without Carlos Carrasco. Michael Brantley’s bat is not there to assist in the Tribe’s recent offensive explosion. Six and a half runs over this stretch with an .804 OPS. This massive push has gotten the Indians almost to the lead in the AL Central. They had better keep on hitting because Trevor Bauer is struggling both as of late and in his history against the O’s. Manny Machado in particular does well hitting two home runs in just five at bats against him.
Relinquished the AL East lead to Boston is symbolic of the slide that Baltimore is in. Houston swept them to extend their losing streak to four games. Offensive output has been paltry with 2.3 per game and an under .200 team batting average. They have an under 500 road record this year. Mike Wright has finally gotten his ERA under 5 for the first time since last summer. Problem for him is left handed batters. They are lighting him up to the tune of .342.
As expected, the totals have gotten trampled upon. 8 1/2 proved to be too low of a bar as it got elevated up to a solid nine. Gap between the ML and RL for the home team is 85 points. Too much momentum in this one. One has it and the other is in dire need of it. Usually we like gaps over 100 but the amount of times that Cleveland wins tonight, it is by larger margins than one. -1 1/2 +160 is your runline play of the day. Good fortune and we will see you later today here at HRWager.