Cleveland rocks! Or do they? Or will they? How are the Indians’ betting odds shaping up this year? Last year many experts, including the writers at Sports Illustrated pick the Indians to win the American League and even the world series. Well, that never happened, as most underestimated the KC Royals, and the Indians struggled with injuries and inconsistency. Some are picking Cleveland to win the AL Central division. But for that to happen, the youth and potential they gathered lately needs to start paying dividends.
They can be good. They should be good. But will they finally be good? Like any team, the need to stay healthy, and their offense needs to provide their solid pitching rotation with frequent and timely help.
Cleveland Indians Odds Today
Let’s take a look at the Cleveland Indians odds today, for people looking to place a bet on today’s action, with the sharpest line in the business. The Indians play their home games at Progressive Field, and their games will air on television from the Eastern Time Zone.
Cleveland Indians Schedule
Here’s a glance at the Cleveland Indians schedule, including all their home and away games.
Cleveland Indians Standings
We are your source for the Cleveland Indians standings. Check back often to see how they are doing against their inter-divisional foes and rivals.
|1||San Francisco Giants||157||103||54||782||583||0.656|
|2||Los Angeles Dodgers||157||101||56||785||537||0.643|
|3||Tampa Bay Rays||157||97||60||832||642||0.618|
|6||New York Yankees||157||90||67||694||645||0.573|
|7||Chicago White Sox||158||90||68||775||625||0.570|
|8||Boston Red Sox||157||88||69||805||733||0.561|
|9||St. Louis Cardinals||157||88||69||691||653||0.561|
|11||Toronto Blue Jays||157||87||70||810||643||0.554|
|16||San Diego Padres||157||78||79||710||673||0.497|
|19||New York Mets||157||75||82||613||648||0.478|
|20||Los Angeles Angels||157||74||83||697||785||0.471|
|22||Kansas City Royals||157||72||85||661||760||0.459|
Cleveland Indians Betting
The Indians were one game over .500 last year and a pretty big letdown. But this year they’re poised to make a move up the standings and at least threaten for a wild card spot.
When you’re betting on any baseball game, pay special attention to the pitching matchup, the injuries, and trends. In MLB, the best team in a division isn’t that much more talented than bad teams. When you’re placing bets, know that if the #1 team in the division is playing a 3 game series with the #4 or #5 team, it’s very likely the cellar-dweller will win at least 1 of those games. Upsets aren’t always longshots.
Last year, the Indians pitchers struck out an all-time AL record 24.8 percent of the batters they faced. This record had been set the year prior by the Tampa Bay Rays’ 23.44 percent. Like 3-pointers in the NBA, strikeouts in the MLB are on the rise in a record-shattering way. But, that doesn’t make the record meaningless, as Indian pitchers have proven they can hurl massive heat. And there is no reason their rotation of Corey Kluber, Danny Salazar, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer can’t break that mark this year.