Cleveland at Baltimore MLB Odds Preview for Tuesday Night

Posted by Peter Boysen on June 19, 2017 in

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles will play the second game of a four game series. These two American League teams are playing good baseball, as the Cleveland Indians have won five straight games. The Indians are 36-31 on the season, and 2 games ahead of the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central. On the other side, after losing the first game of the series, the Orioles blasted St. Louis in two straight games. The wins moved Baltimore back to .500 on the season. The Orioles are still in fourth place, but just 4.5 games behind the first place Yankees. Cleveland is a small MLB odds favorite in this game on the road.

Cleveland at Baltimore MLB Odds Preview & Game Info

When: Tuesday June 20, 2017; 6:05pm CT
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards; Baltimore, MD
TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), MASN,
Radio: Cleveland / Baltimore
Stream Option: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: Cleveland Indians -118

Why Bet on Baltimore Orioles?

First of all, Baltimore knows they have the offense to compete on a nightly basis. The Orioles have much of the same team they had a season ago when they reached the American League wildcard. The Orioles this season have faltered away from home, as they have won just 11 out of 34 games.

Also, the Orioles offense picked it up against St. Louis. Baltimore scored 23 runs to blast the Cardinals. In the win on Sunday, Ubaldo Jimenez picked up the win, and Mark Trumbo hit his second homerun in as many days. Chris Davis, despite being on the disabled list is still the leading homerun hitter with 14.

The Indians are underdogs in the MLB odds for Tuesday's matchup.

Why Bet on Cleveland Indians?

The defending American League Champion Cleveland Indians are starting to play their best baseball of the season. The Indians have been solid on the road as well, as they have won 21 out of 35 at home. Cleveland outscored the Twins 28-8 in the four game weekend sweep to move into first place.

Cleveland’s offense is anchored by Edwin Encarnacion’s power, and the on base of Jose Ramirez. Ramirez is hitting .313 on the season, which is helping the Indians .252 batting average. Encarnacion is leading in both homeruns and RBI’s with 16 and 36. Cleveland is 18th in runs scored.

Betting Pick & Prediction

Both teams are playing good baseball right now. The home team Baltimore Orioles will send Chris Tillman to the mound in this game. Tillman has struggled all season, and 1-5 on the season. The 29 year old has a brutal earned run average of 8.09 on the season as well, and allowed 11 hits in his last start.

Josh Tomlin will pitch for Boston in this game. He is 4-8 on the season with a 5.83. Look for plenty of runs to be scored in this game, with the bullpen’s being part of the decision. In the end, we are taking the bats of Cleveland over the bats of Baltimore. Bet the Cleveland Indians -118 over the Baltimore Orioles.