Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians Odds: MLB Picks for August 31st 2011
Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians
MLB Pick: Cleveland Indians -132 odds (August 31st 2011)
The Indians come into tonight’s game having won 4 of 5, and are still in the hunt in the AL Central. Oakland doesn’t have much of anything to play for, and it has shown in their recent 4 game losing streak. The A’s have scored just 5 runs over their last four games and are a miserable 25-44 on the road this season. Cleveland will start Ubaldo Jimenez, who hasn’t been close to the same pitcher we saw in 2010. He has pitched extremely well in his two home starts for the Indians. He is 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 15 innings. I will ride that hot streak against the cold bats of the A’s tonight. Cleveland is 20-8 in their last 28 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400, 6-0 in their last 6 games as a favorite of -110 to -150, and 6-0 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game. BET THE INDIANS! Get more MLB picks from Steve Janus at Touthouse.com.