The Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates will meet for game two of their three-game series in Cleveland on Saturday afternoon. Be sure to check out all odds and trends for all games at Bovada sportsbook.
The Indians had their three-game losing streak snapped on Friday as they beat the Pirates in the opener of the series. Justin Masterson allowed just four hits over seven innings for the win. On Saturday, the Indians send you Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound and the righty has won three of his last four decisions. Overall this season he have struggled and is pitching to a 4.91 ERA are a in 62 innings pitched.
The Pirates drop their fourth straight on Friday and the hopes of them contending in their division are fading. The Pirates were shut out offensively on Saturday and as a team only had five hits. The surprisingly good AJ Burnett will take the hill today coming off of a streak where he has 15 starts in a row. Burnett has only allowed 58 hits in 62 innings of work and has seen his ERA dropped to 3.61.
Cleveland is 7-2 in their last nine interleague games as a favorite, 6-1 in their last seven home games against a right handed starter, and 7-3 in Jimenez’s last 10 starts as a favorite. Pittsburgh is 1-4 in their last five game two of a series, 9-52 in their last 61 interleague home games, and 7-0 in Burnett’s last seven starts. Pittsburgh has lost five in a row in Cleveland.
Burnett has been solid all season but has been pretty much unbeatable as of late. Because of this we like Pittsburgh as a moneyline underdog in this one with sportsbook betting.