MLB Pick: Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians – Monday July 24, 2017

Major League Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Progressive Field; Cleveland, OH
  • Date & Time: Monday July 25, 2017; 6:10pm CT
  • Point Spread: Cleveland Indians -190
  • Total: 10
  • Quick Pick: Cleveland Indians -190

In a makeup game from a previous rain out, the Cincinnati Reds will take on the Cleveland Indians on Monday. The Cleveland Indians have won three straight games, and are now 51-45 on the season. The Indians are at the top of the American League Central over Kansas City and Minnesota.

The Cincinnati Reds snapped their three game losing streak on Sunday with a blowout win over the Miami Marlins. The Reds are in last place in the National League Central. Cincinnati started Sunday 11.5 games behind Milwaukee in the division. The Cleveland Indians are -190 over the Cincinnati Reds.

Indians .500 at Home

With the win on Sunday, Cleveland moved to 24-24 at home this season. The Indians have the third best run differential in the American League. Cleveland outscored the Blue Jays by 17 runs in the three game sweep. The Indians are batting .259, which ranks inside the Top 10 in baseball.

Edwin Encarnacion has started to hit a bit for Cleveland. The slugger is hitting .259, but leads the team with 20 homeruns and 59 runs batted in. Jose Ramirez is the top hitter for Cleveland, with a .329 average. The starting pitching for Cleveland is 10th in the league with 46 quality starts. The Indians have a team ERA of 3.76.

Reds Slumping

Coming into the game on Sunday, the Cincinnati Reds had lost 8 out of their last 9 games. After competing in the National League Central over the first month, the Reds have fallen to the bottom. The Reds the worst pitching team in all of Major League Baseball, with a team ERA of over 5.00.

The Reds batting average is .257 on the season, which is 14th in the league. Zack Cozart is batting .317, and Joey Votto has clubbed 68 homeruns. The offense has not been the issue for the Reds, with several guys having huge seasons.

Cleveland Pummels Cincinnati

The Cleveland Indians are throwing Josh Tomlin in this game. Tomlin is looking to avoid his 10th loss of the season. He is 6-9 on the season with a 5.74 earned run average. Tomlin has thrown more than 100 innings, and struck out just 75 batters this season.

Tim Adelman will throw for the Cincinnati Reds. Adelman is 5-7 on the season with an ERA of just under 5.00 on the season. Adleman needs 5.2 innings to reach 100 on the season. He has struck out 88 and walked 36. Look for Cleveland to go bombs away on the Reds in this game. Bet the Cleveland Indians -190.