Indians Vs Reds: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 8, 2021

Posted By Staff on May 8, 2021

The Cleveland Indians (17-14) host the Cincinnati Reds (15-15) on Saturday at Progressive Field, beginning at 6:10 PM ET. The Indians are favored on the moneyline (-115), while the Reds are -103 underdogs. The Reds are the spread favorite (1.5) with +170 odds, despite being the moneyline underdog. Cleveland’s Aaron Civale starts against Cincinnati’s Luis Castillo.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 8, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Indians vs Reds Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Civale (CLE) Pitcher Castillo (CIN)
4 – 0 W/L 1 – 3
39.1 IP 29.2
3.20 ERA 6.07
1.040 WHIP 1.580
6.4 K/9 7.3
2.7 BB/9 2.1

Indians Probable Starter Aaron Civale

  • Civale (4-0) gets the starting nod for the Indians in his seventh start of the season. He’s put together a 3.20 ERA in 39 1/3 innings pitched, with 28 strikeouts.
  • In his last time out on Tuesday against the Royals, the right-hander threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • The opposing Reds offense has a collective .242 batting average, and is 16th in the league with 246 total hits and fifth in MLB play with 155 runs scored. They have the third-ranked slugging percentage (.425) and rank fifth in home runs (43) in all of MLB.
  • The Indians have been the moneyline favorite in four of Civale’s starts this season, and they went 3-1 in those games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Stats vs Civale

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nick Castellanos 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Reds Probable Starter Luis Castillo

  • The Reds will send Castillo (1-3) to the mound for his seventh start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed eight hits in 5 1/3 innings pitched against the Cubs on Saturday.
  • The Indians are batting .207 this season, 28th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .384 (20th in the league) with 40 home runs.
  • His team is 0-2 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Stats vs Castillo

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 7 .571 4 1 2 .625 1.625
Franmil Reyes 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
José Ramírez 6 .333 2 1 2 .333 1.500
Cesar Hernández 5 .200 1 1 1 .333 1.133
Josh Naylor 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jake Bauers 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Harold Ramirez 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Eddie Rosario 3 .667 2 0 2 .667 2.000

Indians Betting Trends

  • The Indians’ offense is averaging 4.1 runs in home games while pushing across 4.1 per game away from Progressive Field.
  • The Indians rank 23rd in runs scored with 127, 4.1 per game.
  • The Indians have won 64.3% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (9-5).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -115 or shorter, Cleveland has an 8-4 record (winning 66.7% of its games).
  • In the 30 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Cleveland, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 14 times (14-15-1).
  • Cleveland has a 3-1 record from the four games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.

Reds Betting Trends

  • The Reds are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking fifth with 155 total runs this season.
  • In 13 road games this season, they’ve scored 2.9 runs per contest compared to the 6.9 per game they average at home.
  • The Reds have been underdogs in 10 games this season and won four (40%) of those contests.
  • Cincinnati has a record of 4-4 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least -103 on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Cincinnati have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 19 of 30 chances this season.
  • In five games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by sportsbooks, Cincinnati has a record of 3-2.

Indians Players to Watch

  • Franmil Reyes has a team-high 22 runs batted in.
  • Among qualified batters in baseball, Reyes’ 8 HR rank ninth, and his 22 RBI rank 13th.
  • Jose Ramirez’s nine home runs pace his team.
  • Ramirez ranks fourth in HR among the qualifying hitters in MLB.

Indians Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 115 .200 15 2 5 .308 .604
José Ramírez 111 .261 21 9 18 .349 .908
Eddie Rosario 107 .234 13 3 19 .278 .652
Franmil Reyes 102 .275 17 8 22 .330 .938
Josh Naylor 99 .253 10 2 8 .282 .686
Amed Rosario 87 .195 12 2 7 .255 .588
Jordan Luplow 70 .171 10 6 16 .318 .789
Andrés Giménez 68 .176 7 2 4 .222 .546
Jake Bauers 50 .180 3 1 4 .255 .535
Yu Chang 50 .140 5 0 5 .189 .369

Reds Players to Watch

  • Nicholas Castellanos is batting .321 this season with a team-high nine home runs and 21 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Castellanos ranks 12th in AVG (.321), fourth in HR (9), 25th in RBI (21), and 12th in hits (36).
  • Jesse Winker’s batting average of .354 leads all Cincinnati hitters this season.
  • Among qualified hitters, Winker ranks fourth in AVG (.354), sixth in OBP (.415), and 21st in hits (34) in the league.

Reds Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Nicholas Castellanos 112 .321 23 9 21 .356 .999
Eugenio Suárez 111 .135 15 5 12 .230 .536
Jesse Winker 96 .354 21 6 17 .415 1.040
Nick Senzel 81 .247 13 1 5 .340 .661
Tyler Naquin 81 .259 11 6 19 .351 .857
Jonathan India 72 .222 9 1 14 .306 .639
Tucker Barnhart 71 .282 14 3 11 .354 .847
Mike Moustakas 68 .221 11 3 9 .313 .739
Kyle Farmer 55 .182 7 1 6 .297 .570
Tyler Stephenson 47 .340 8 1 6 .392 .839

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