Athletic vs Indians American League Baseball Wagering Lines
With nothing jumping out at us on the MLB betting board, we have settled on the Cleveland Indians vs. the Oakland Athletics contest tonight. The Athletics are in the middle of the chase for the two American League Wild Card playoff positions while the Indians are toast. First pitch is slated for Monday, August 27, 2012, at 7:05 PM EDT from Progressive Field in Ohio.
Oakland Athletics: In four team Wild Card playoff race
After they opened the 2012 Major League Baseball season as +2500 underdogs to win the American League West, the Oakland Athletics have been one of the surprise teams in the Majors this season. While they won’t catch the Texas Rangers in the AL West, Oakland is right in the thick of a four team American League Wild Card race with the Tigers, Orioles, and Rays. LHP Brett Anderson (1-0 ERA 1.29) heads to the bump for the Athletics.
Cleveland Indians: Typical late season swoon continues in Cleveland
It’s another lost season in Cleveland as the Indians (55-72) are 16.5 games out in the American League Central division and another 14.5 games behind in the AL Wild Card race. How bad are the Indians? Since June 7, 2012, Cleveland has posted a pitiful 5-23 record as they “battle” the Minnesota twins for last place in the Junior Circuit – ouch! RHP Roberto Hernandez (0-2 ERA 6.75) gets the call for Cleveland – and will get lit up in this one.
Oakland vs. Cleveland Advantage Sports Betting Game Day Betting Call
While we aren’t totally sold on the Athletics, we know what we are getting with the Indians and it’s not much. Top online sportsbooks, recommended here at Advantage Sports Betting have Oakland as road chalk across the board. One of those sports wagering websites, betonline.com has the Athletics posted with a -132 Money Line. We are very surprised that it’s not a bigger line and we’ll ride with the Green and Gold tonight!