Cleveland Indians (40-33) vs St. Louis Cardinals (38-35)Date : 06/25/2018
Time : 8:15PM
Location : Busch Stadium
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Cleveland Indians vs St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals welcome the visiting Cleveland Indians to Busch Stadium on Monday night for a 3-game series. St. Louis will start Michael Wacha (8-2, 3.20 ERA) in game one against fellow right-hander Corey Kluber (11-3, 2.10 ERA). Game two will feature Carlos Martinez (3-4, 3.24 ERA) against Cleveland ace Adam Plutko (3-1, 5.04 ERA). The final game of the series on Wednesday night puts Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty (3-2, 2.66 ERA) against Indians pitcher Shane Bieber (1-0, 3.97 ERA) to wrap things up.
Cleveland Indians's Latest Performance :
The first-place Cleveland Indians are making a strong statement in the AL Central. They have a five-game lead on the Tigers and have picked off their last four games. They are currently trying to bolster their bullpen and are battling the Astros for Orioles lefty, Zach Britton who was an All-Star in 2015 and 2016 before suffering an injury and underwent surgery in December.
St. Louis Cardinals's Latest Performance :
The St. Louis Cardinals are in the hunt. They are only 5.5 games back coming off of a two-game losing streak. However, one of those games was a blowout at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 indicating that maybe this team is coming apart at the seams. They have missed the postseason two years in a row and although they have suffered their fair share of injuries, they shouldn’t have lost three series in a row.
How Cleveland Indians & St. Louis Cardinals Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Cardinals are 31-42 ATS overall
Cardinals are 15-24 ATS at home and 16-18 ATS away
Indians are 34-39 ATS overall
Indians are 20-17 ATS at home and 14-22 ATS away
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Typically, this should be a solid match-up but given St. Louis’s issues the past couple of games and Cleveland’s winning streak, this one could be ugly. The Cards are dropping series left and right and they can probably add this series to the loss column. Cleveland has had its issues in the bullpen and have faltered at times this season, but they seem to be coming into their own while the Cards are struggling to play inspired baseball.
Betting trends for Cleveland Indians:
- Indians are 13-21 as away team
- Indians are 17-22 after a win
- Indians are 15-23 in non-division games
Betting trends for St. Louis Cardinals:
- Cardinals are 15-24 as home team
- Cardinals are 17-17 after a loss
- Cardinals are 13-22 in ono-division games