Athletics Vs Indians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 12, 2021

Written By Staff on August 11, 2021

Matt Olson and Jose Ramirez square off in a battle between top-10 power hitters when the Oakland Athletics (65-48) and the Cleveland Indians (55-56) play at 1:10 PM ET on Thursday. Olson has 28 homers (fifth in league) for the Athletics, and Ramirez is ninth with 25 home runs for the Indians. Oakland’s (-160 to win) Chris Bassitt starts against Cleveland’s (+140) Eli Morgan.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 11, 2021, 7:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Athletics vs Indians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Bassitt (OAK) Pitcher Morgan (CLE)
11 – 3 W/L 1 – 4
144.0 IP 44.1
3.19 ERA 6.09
1.030 WHIP 1.260
9.2 K/9 9.1
2.0 BB/9 1.4

Athletics Probable Starter Chris Bassitt

  • Bassitt makes the start for the Athletics, his 24th of the season. He is 11-3 with a 3.19 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 144 innings pitched.
  • The righty’s last appearance came on Saturday against the Rangers, when he went seven innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up five hits.
  • He will face off against an Indians offense that ranks 26th in the league with 852 total hits (on a .234 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .403 (17th in the league) with 139 total home runs (13th in MLB play).
  • The Athletics are 12-4 in Bassitt’s 16 starts this season with Oakland as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 11, 2021 at 7:20 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Stats vs Bassitt

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Myles Straw 10 .500 5 0 1 .500 1.000
Oscar Mercado 5 .200 1 0 1 .200 .600
Ernie Clement 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Amed Rosario 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Franmil Reyes 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Bradley Zimmer 3 .667 2 1 2 .667 2.334
Wilson Ramos 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
José Ramírez 3 .000 0 0 0 .400 .400
Austin Hedges 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Indians Probable Starter Eli Morgan

  • Morgan (1-4) will take to the mound for the Indians and make his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs in seven innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Tigers.
  • The Athletics are batting .235 this season, 22nd in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .404 (16th in the league) with 138 home runs.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 2-4.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 11, 2021 at 7:20 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Morgan

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Chapman 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Matt Olson 3 .667 2 0 1 .667 1.667
Elvis Andrus 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Jed Lowrie 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Sean Murphy 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tony Kemp 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Stephen Piscotty 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Mitch Moreland 1 1.000 1 1 1 1.000 5.000

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics score an average of 4.6 runs per game on the road compared to 4.3 per contest at home.
  • The Athletics have the No. 17 offense in MLB action scoring 4.4 runs per game (501 total runs).
  • The Athletics have been the moneyline favorite 74 total times this season. They’ve finished 45-29 in those games.
  • Oakland is 14-8 (winning 63.6% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -160 or shorter.
  • In the 110 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Oakland, it 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 went 7-2 in those matchups.
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Indians Betting Trends

  • The Indians rank 19th in the league with 480 total runs scored this season.
  • They’ve scored 4.6 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 4.1 per contest on the road.
  • The Indians have won 25, or 42.4%, of the 59 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Cleveland has a record of 8-14, a 36.4% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +140 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have hit the over in 55 of their 108 games with a total this season.
  • In seven games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by bookmakers, Cleveland has a record of 2-5.

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Olson leads the Athletics with 28 home runs and 74 runs batted in.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Olson ranks fifth in HR (28), ninth in RBI (74), 18th in OBP (.371), and 11th in SLG (.576).
  • Jed Lowrie is hitting .255 with 20 doubles, 12 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Lowrie does not rank among the top hitters in baseball.

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 is batting .257 this season with a team-high 25 home runs and 69 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Ramirez ranks ninth in HR (25), and 17th in RBI (69).
  • Amed Rosario has 109 hits and an OBP of .321 to go with a slugging percentage of .396 this season.
  • Among qualified hitters, Rosario does not rank in the top 20 in SLG and OBP in the league.
  • Rosario will look to extend his six-game hit streak. Over that span, he’s batting .407.

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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