Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates 06/18/2021 Analysis, Results and Odds
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Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates 06/18/2021 – A three-game series is all set to get underway as Cleveland Indians take on Pittsburgh Pirates from PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Indians are sitting at the second spot in the AL Central Division play with a 38-28 record on the season. Pittsburgh Pirates will enter this game riding a losing streak and they continue to sit at the bottom of the NL Central Division play. The Pirates are holding a 23-44 record on the season and the best online betting websites have not been in their favor.
Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates 06/18/2021
The Cleveland Indians defeated the Orioles in their last four-game series with a 4-0 record. Cleveland smashed 10 runs from the plate in their last game and gave up just three to Baltimore. Yu Chang smashed home runs and drove in four runs in their success. Jean Carlos Mejia will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 1-1 record on the season with an ERA of 4.26. Mejia will make his fourth major league appearance. In their last game, he gave up two runs in four innings against Baltimore.
Players to watch: Cesar Hernandez 2B (GP 64, AB 249, R 42, H 54, 2B 9, 3B 2, HR 10, RBI 23, TB 97, BB 30, SO 61, SB 0, AVG 0.217, OBP 0.305, SLG 0.39, OPS 0.695, WAR 0.2), Jose Ramirez 3B (GP 66, AB 239, R 47, H 65, 2B 15, 3B 1, HR 16, RBI 44, TB 130, BB 28, SO 34, SB 6, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.544, OPS 0.896, WAR 2.7)
Pittsburgh Pirates are struggling to make ends meet with their unbalanced team. The Pirates are currently riding a terrible nine-game losing streak. Pittsburgh gave up three runs to Washington Nationals in their last game and scored just one in return. Bryan Reynolds contributed two hits for the Pirates. Chad Kuhl will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding an ERA of 6.52 with a 0-4 record on the season.
Players to watch: Adam Frazier 2B (GP 66 AB 262 R 36 H 85 2B 23 3B 3 HR 2 RBI 24 TB 120 BB 23 SO 32 SB 4 AVG 0.324 OBP 0.386 SLG 0.458 OPS 0.844 WAR 1.8), Bryan Reynolds LF (GP 65 AB 232 R 38 H 68 2B 19 3B 0 HR 10 RBI 32 TB 117 BB 35 SO 56 SB 1 AVG 0.293 OBP 0.393 SLG 0.504 OPS 0.897 WAR 2.6)
Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games.
Pittsburgh is 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks
Cleveland is any day stronger than Pittsburgh as they hold the 24th rank in OPS and 21 in runs scored. The Pirates are last in the majors with their OPS and runs scored. The top baseball betting trends favor the Indians to win and cover.