Athletics Vs Indians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 11, 2021

Written By Staff on August 11, 2021

A pair of MLB’s top sluggers go head-to-head when the Oakland Athletics (65-48) and the Cleveland Indians (55-56) play at 7:10 PM ET on Wednesday at Progressive Field. Matt Olson has 28 homers (fourth in league) for the Athletics, and Jose Ramirez ranks eighth with 25 dingers for the Indians. Oakland’s (-140 to win) Frankie Montas starts against Cleveland’s (+120) Cal Quantrill.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 10, 2021, 11:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Athletics vs Indians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Montas (OAK) Pitcher Quantrill (CLE)
9 – 8 W/L 3 – 2
125.0 IP 91.2
4.10 ERA 3.14
1.250 WHIP 1.240
10.1 K/9 7.0
2.4 BB/9 2.9

Athletics Probable Starter Frankie Montás

  • Montas will aim for his 10th victory when he makes the start for the Athletics, his 23rd of the season. He is 9-8 with a 4.10 ERA and 140 strikeouts over 125 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Wednesday, the righty tossed six innings against the Padres, giving up three earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • The opposing Indians offense has the 17th-ranked slugging percentage (.403) and ranks 12th in MLB play with 139 home runs. They have a collective .234 batting average, and are 25th in the league with 852 total hits and 19th in MLB action scoring 480 runs.
  • The Athletics have a 7-6 record in Montás’ 13 starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 10, 2021 at 11:19 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Stats vs Montas

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Ramírez 12 .333 4 0 1 .385 .802
Myles Straw 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Bradley Zimmer 5 .200 1 1 2 .200 1.000
Franmil Reyes 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Oscar Mercado 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Harold Ramirez 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Amed Rosario 2 .500 1 0 1 .333 1.333
Austin Hedges 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Wilson Ramos 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Indians Probable Starter Cal Quantrill

  • Quantrill (3-2) will take the mound for the Indians, his 14th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw seven scoreless innings against the Tigers while allowing four hits.
  • The Athletics have scored 501 runs this season, which ranks 16th in MLB. They have 878 hits, 20th in baseball, with 138 home runs (14th in the league).
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 4-12.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 10, 2021 at 11:19 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Quantrill

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mitch Moreland 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 1.000
Elvis Andrus 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Starling Marte 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Seth Brown 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Tony Kemp 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Matt Chapman 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Mark Canha 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Matt Olson 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics’ offense is averaging 4.6 runs in road games and 4.3 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Athletics have the No. 16 offense in baseball scoring 4.4 runs per game (501 total runs).
  • The Athletics have won 45 of the 74 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (60.8%).
  • Oakland is 25-14 (winning 64.1% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -140 or shorter.
  • Oakland has played in 110 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 51 times (51-57-2).
  • Oakland was the moneyline favorite for nine of its last 10 games, and finished 7-2 in those matchups.
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Indians Betting Trends

  • The Indians have scored 480 runs (4.3 per game) this season, which ranks 19th in MLB.
  • In home games this season, they have scored a total of 248 runs (4.6 per game) while plating 232 total away from Progressive Field, an average of 4.1 per contest.
  • The Indians have been underdogs in 59 games this season and won 25 (42.4%) of those contests.
  • This season, Cleveland has won 12 of its 32 games, or 37.5%, when they’re the underdog by at least +120 on the moneyline.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have hit the over in 55 of their 108 games with a total this season.
  • Cleveland has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 2-5 in those contests.

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Olson has put up a team-best 28 home runs and 74 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Olson’s 28 HR rank fourth, his 74 RBI rank ninth, his .287 AVG ranks 25th, his .371 OBP ranks 18th, and his .576 SLG ranks 10th.
  • Jed Lowrie is batting .255 with 20 doubles, 12 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Lowrie’s hits and RBI totals are not in the league’s top 10.

Athletics Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Chapman 392 .212 51 14 50 .302 .667
Matt Olson 387 .287 73 28 74 .371 .947
Elvis Andrus 381 .231 41 2 25 .276 .578
Jed Lowrie 372 .255 48 12 58 .329 .735
Mark Canha 343 .251 67 11 37 .381 .801
Josh Harrison 320 .294 39 6 38 .366 .800
Sean Murphy 304 .220 33 13 50 .312 .726
Yan Gomes 235 .272 33 11 43 .313 .785
Starling Marte 232 .306 52 7 25 .402 .855
Tony Kemp 214 .243 33 4 19 .362 .736

Indians Players to Watch

  • Ramirez leads Cleveland in home runs (25) and runs batted in (69) this season while batting .257.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Ramirez ranks eighth in HR (25), and 16th in RBI (69).
  • Amed Rosario is batting .279 with an OBP of .321 and a slugging percentage of .396 this season.
  • Among qualified hitters, Rosario is not among league batting leaders in MLB in the league.
  • Rosario enters this game on a six-game hit streak. He’s hitting .407 over that span.

Indians Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 391 .279 54 6 34 .321 .717
José Ramírez 370 .257 73 25 69 .332 .867
Myles Straw 325 .262 44 2 34 .339 .665
Harold Ramirez 261 .261 26 6 30 .299 .701
Franmil Reyes 257 .268 37 20 53 .325 .889
Austin Hedges 180 .178 18 5 18 .215 .482
Bradley Zimmer 158 .247 22 4 20 .355 .716
Wilson Ramos 120 .200 12 6 13 .238 .630
Oscar Mercado 96 .219 12 2 7 .292 .636
Ernie Clement 88 .239 12 0 5 .287 .571

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