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Cleveland Indians – Making Some Noise in the AL Central?

Crunch Sports Staff – 21 Jul 2021

The Indians are the hottest team in the American League but they still have tons of work ahead of them.

The Cleveland Indians are winners of 6 in a row, a streak that includes a road victory in Minnesota. Due to a slow first half of the season however, the Indians are still only playing .426 baseball on the entire year and they are 12.5 games back of AL Central leading Chicago.

Most sportsbooks are not offering betting lines on the Indians in the futures markets as they are not considered to be core threats for any pennant or championship this year. They would have to sustain an excellent winning percentage for quite some time before they could be considered threats although Major League Baseball has been known to produce massive comebacks before just due to the length of the season.

Cleveland have been cashing in on a consistent basis as underdogs recently. They are at a very tough point in their schedule with another game in Minnesota coming up and then Tampa Bay and New York coming to town. The Indians should be underdogs in all 8 of their next 8 games and that means you would get odds on the longer sider of EVEN on them.

If they can go 4-4 in their next 8 games then that would make them a profitable team to back in straight up markets and they have been blowing teams out lately, often by 5 or 6 runs. With the kind of odds that Cleveland are priced at, even if they went 3-5 in their next 8 their backers may turn slim profits.

A bad team that is playing hot is often good money and bet365 have the Indians at +190 to beat Minnesota in the final game of their series – our recommended bet.

Richard is our sportsbook specialist. Spotting the best odds on the market or a curveball spread opportunity is his job - and he dedicates himself to it.

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