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Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics 7/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics 7/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

 

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The Cleveland Indians and the Oakland Athletics meet for the third time at the Oakland Coliseum Sunday afternoon.  The weekend series has been an exciting one with the Athletics winning the first game by a single run and the Indians duplicating a single-run win on Saturday.  This is a game between two teams that are in second place in their own divisions.  The Indians are 46-43 and trail the Chicago White Sox for the lead in the AL Central Division by 8 games.  The Athletics have a better record at 53-41 and trail the Astros for the lead in the AL Central West by 3 ½ games.

 

Franmil Reyes on Saturday crushed a 437 feet home run into an open window of a luxury suite that gave Cleveland a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning.  The Indians won the game at 3-2 and are looking to repeat the victory on Sunday.  Cleveland’s batting average of .229 is 26th in MLB while their 383 total runs this season is 17th.  The Indians team ERA is 20th at 4.43 and BAA is 14th at .237.  3B Jose Ramirez leads the team with team-high 19 home runs, 52 RBIs, and .347 on-base percentage. SS Amed Rosario leads the team with a .262 batting average and 79 hits.  For Sunday’s finale, Zach Plesac will be sent to the mound to start for the Indians.  The righty is 4-3 with an ERA of 4.71.  Through 62.2 innings so far, Plesac has 53 hits, 12 walks, and struck out 42 batters.  This is going to be his first career start against Oakland.

 

  • Cleveland is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games against Oakland.

  • Cleveland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games on the road against Oakland.

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Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 7/18/2021

 

The Oakland Athletics hope to repeat their series opener performance and end this series with another win.  Before the loss on Saturday, the Athletics enjoyed a three-game winning streak.  They need a win after splitting their last 10 games.  Oakland ranks 21st in batting average at .234 and 13th in runs scored at 413.  The team’s ERA is 10th at 3.80 and BAA is 17th at .243.  1B Matt Olson is the top performer for Oakland with a .288 batting average, team-high 23 home runs, 60 RBIs, .378 OBP, and 92 hits.  In Sunday’s finale, the Athletics will send Chris Bassitt to the mound.  The Athletics All-Star righty is 10-2 with an ERA of 3.28.  Across 118 innings of work this year, Bassitt has 95 hits, 29 walks, and 118 strikeouts.

 

  • Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games.

  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Oakland’s last 9 games against Cleveland.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games at home against Cleveland.

Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Oakland Athletics.  The Indians are a good team and have Plesac on the mound who has won three in a row.  Athletics have Bassitt though, and he has been impeccable on the year including a 10-game winning streak.  Cleveland’s offense will be challenged with Bassitt on the mound.  Taking the game at home is the Oakland Athletics.  Final Score Prediction is 7-3.

 

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Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics 7/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:07 PM ET

 

Location: Oakland Coliseum

 

Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021

 

TV: NBCSBA

 

MLB Odds: Oakland Athletics -161

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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