3-Game MLB POWER SWEEP
Cincinnati vs. Cleveland,
06/12/2019 13:10 EDT,
Score: 7 - 2
Total: +102/+9½ Over
8* Over Reds/Indians (1:05 ET): Cincinnati is looking to halt a couple of streaks here. The one more important to them is a 5-15 slide against in-state "rival" Cleveland. More important to us is an eight-game Under streak. While those two streaks may not go "hand in hand," the team's Under streak definitely is tied to the fact they've lost six of those last eight games. During that time, they've scored only 16 runs total, never more than four in any game. They've been held to two runs or fewer in six of those eight games, including yday's 2-1 loss which went 10 innings.
So we very well may need Cleveland's offense to do the "heavy lifting" Wednesday afternoon. Fortunately, things set up well for them to do just that. Yes, they were held to only two runs on Tuesday. But in the six games prior, the Tribe had scored at least five on five different occasions. Francisco Lindor has reached base safely in all 18 career games vs. the Reds. Carlos Santana brings a seven-game hit streak into Wednesday. While the Reds' pitching staff has allowed the fewest runs in the entire NL, today's starter (Anthony DeSclafani) is not a major reason for that.
DeSclafani looked pretty good his last time out, but that was after allowing 9 HR's in his previous five starts. He's winless since May 6th. Remember that this is an American League lineup he'll be facing. Of course, that works both ways as Cincy also gets the DH added to the lineup, which (theoretically) should help the offense. Cleveland goes w/ Zach Plesac, who has pitched well so far, but it's a limited sample size (only three starts). The Over is a perfect 4-0 the last four times DeSclafani has started against an AL Central team. 8* Over Reds/Indians