MLB Betting: Cleveland Indians vs. San Francisco Giants – July 17

Major League Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: AT+T Park; San Francisco, CA
  • Date & Time: Monday July, 2017; 9:15pm CT
  • Point Spread: Cleveland Indians -120
  • Total: 8.5
  • Quick Pick: Cleveland Indians -120

In an interleague series, the Cleveland Indians will take on the San Francisco Giants on Monday. The Cleveland Indians are the road team, and coming losing three straight on the road at Oakland. The Indians still remain at the top of the division, but are 47-43 on the season; 1.5 ahead of Minnesota.

For the San Francisco Giants, they are still having a miserable 2017 season. The Giants are 35-58 on the season, and 29 games out of first place in the National League West. San Francisco won the first game of their series against San Diego, and then dropped the next two. The Cleveland Indians are -120 over the San Francisco Giants.

Giants Disaster in 2017

Bruce Bochy and the San Francisco Giants have been a disaster this season. The Giants are 17-24 at home, and have the second worst run differential in all of Major League Baseball at -106. The Giants lost the last two games to the Padres, allowing 6 runs per game. Overall, San Diego has dropped 5 out of 6.

San Francisco is led on the offensive side by a trio of Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt and Buster Posey. Belt leads with 16 homeruns, Posey is hitting .328, while Crawford has drove in 46 runs. The Giants are 28th in runs scored with 362.

Indians Need a Win

The Cleveland Indians need a win, and need it bad. The Indians are the defending American League Champions, and still have a lead in the division. Cleveland has been better on the road than at home, but lost three straight on the road. The Indians are +63 in run differential, which is third best in the American League.

The Indians are batting .260 as a team, which is 9th in the league. The Indians top hitter has been Jose Ramirez, with a .326 batting average. Edwin Encarnacion, in his first season with the Indians leads the team with 19 homeruns. The Indians pitching ranks 4th with an ERA of 3.82 in 2017.

Indians Snap Streak

The Cleveland Indians are due to come away with a win here. The Indians have struggled, losing four straight games overall. The Indians are sending Josh Tomlin to the mound. Tomlin is 7 innings shy of 100 on the season. He has a 5-9 record, and a 5.90 earned run average. Tomlin has struck out 70 batters, while walking just 11.

The San Francisco Giants are sending Matt Moore to the hill. Moore has been miserable this season, but needs to retire just 5 batters to get to 100 innings on the season. Moore is 3-9 on the season with a 6.04 earned run average. The Giants righthander has struck out 82 batters, and walked 41. Look for Cleveland to down the Giants. Bet Cleveland -120 over the Giants.