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Cleveland Indians Betting

Despite not winning a World Series since all the way back in 1948 the Cleveland Indians have been in a sustained period of success that is unrivaled in their star-crossed history. Since 1995 the Tribe has made the post season a total of 11 times with three World Series appearances. In particular the last two Fall Classics that Cleveland appeared in were particularly painful with seven game heartbreakers to the Marlins in 1997 and the Cubs in 2016.

With all of that success has come much greater public awareness at the betting window that has driven down Cleveland’s value. To illuminate the Indians have been one of the worst wagering values on the MLB board the past two years. Cleveland finished with winning records on the diamond even as they gushed gamblers with red ink in both campaigns.

Cleveland’s success begins with manager Terry Francona, who is perhaps the very best in the game. Francona is best known for ending “The Curse of the Bambino” by leading the Boston Red Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007. Additionally, Francona is a two-time American League Manager of the Year. General manager Mike Chernoff has been heading the front office since 2015.

Last season the Indians finished second behind the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central Division race. As a result, Cleveland missed the playoffs for the first time since 2015. Inconsistent hitting was the culprit in the Indians demise. Cleveland finished 15th in Major League Baseball for runs scored batting average, and OPS while finishing 16th for home runs. Pitching remained the Tribe’s strength as evidenced by MLB rankings of fourth for earned run average, WHIP, and quality starts. Cleveland boasted the second ranked bullpen in baseball.

Cleveland Indians at a Glance

Manager: Terry Francona

Home Stadium: Progressive Field

World Series Championships: 2 ( Last, 1948 )

League Pennants: 6 ( Last, 2016 )

Division Titles: 10 ( Last, 2018 )

Current Odds to Win World Series: +3005

Current Odds to Win American League Pennant: +1445

2020 Season Preview

It may surprise some handicappers to discover that the Indians will begin the 2020 season ranked 25th out of 30 teams for payroll.

Right hander Mike Clevinger anchors the starting rotation with a career record of 41-21 that includes a 2019 mark of 13-4 with a 2.71 earned run average. Last year Clevinger posted a career best 1.06 WHIP with 169 strikeouts in 126 innings of work.

Closer Brad Hand posted a record of 6-4 with 34 saves in 2019. Hand struck out 84 batters in 57.1 innings of work. It was a career best for saves by Hand, who is a three time All Star.

Shortstop Francisco Lindor is leadoff man and an effective catalyst. Lindor scored 101 runs last year while hitting .284 with an OPS of .854. He smacked 40 doubles with 32 home runs and 74 runs batted in to go with 22 stolen bases and a slugging percentage of .518. Lindor is a four time All Star with two Silver slugger and one platinum glove awards.

First baseman Carlos Santana tied a career best with 34 home runs in 2019 to go with 30 doubles, 110 runs scored, 108 runs batted in and an OPS of .911 while hitting .281 with a slugging percentage of .515. Santana was an All Star for the first time in his career for 2019 and also won a Silver Slugger Award.

Third baseman Jose Ramirez is a two time All Star and Silver Slugger Award winner. Ramirez dropped some last year with a batting average of .255 and OPS of .806. He still hit 33 doubles, and 23 home runs to go with 68 runs, 83 runs batted in. Ramirez had posted OPS of .957 in 2017 and .939 in 2018. He hit 39 home runs in 2018 with 105 runs batted in. His production decline was a definite factor in Cleveland missing the post season last year.

2020 Cleveland Indians Schedule

March 26-29: Detroit Tigers

March 30-April 1: Chicago White Sox

April 2-5: at Detroit Tigers

April 6-8: at Minnesota Twins

April 9-12: Tampa Bay Rays

April 14-16: Detroit Tigers

April 17-20: at Boston Red Sox

April 21-23: Oakland Athletics

April 24-26: at New York Yankees

April 27-29: at Tampa Bay Rays

May 1-3: San Francisco Giants

May 4-7: Texas Rangers

May 8-10: at Detroit Tigers

May 11-13: at Baltimore Orioles

May 15-17: Minnesota Twins

May 19-20: Cincinnati Reds

May 22-24: at Los Angeles Dodgers

May 25-27: at Los Angeles Angels

May 29-31: Kansas City Royals

June 1-3: Boston Red Sox

June 5-7: at Kansas City Royals

June 9-11: at Chicago White Sox

June 12-14: at Texas Rangers

June 15-18: Baltimore Orioles

June 19-21: Chicago White Sox

June 23-24: at San Diego Padres

June 26-28: at Kansas City Royals

June 29-July 2: Houston Astros

July 3-5: Minnesota Twins

July 7-8: at Cincinnati Reds

July 9-12: Kansas City Royals

July 17-19: at Toronto Blue Jays

July 21-23: at Detroit Tigers

July 24-26: at Houston Astros

July 28-29: Kansas City Royals

July 30-August 2: Chicago White Sox

August 3-5: at Minnesota Twins

August 7-9: at Chicago White Sox

August 11-12: San Diego Padres

August 14-16: Seattle Mariners

August 17-19: at Oakland Athletics

August 20-23: at Kansas City Royals

August 25-27: Arizona Diamondbacks

August 28-30: New York Yankees

August 31-September 3: at Minnesota Twins

September 4-6: at Colorado Rockies

September 8-10: Minnesota Twins

September 11-13: Los Angeles Angels

September 14-16: Detroit Tigers

September 17-20: at Seattle Mariners

September 21-23: at Chicago White Sox

September 25-27: TorontoBlue Jays

Statistics By Year (2010)

2019 93-69 49-32 44-37 -383 71-87-4 2nd
2018 91-71 49-32 42-39 -2,487 76-75-11 1st
2017 102-60 49-32 53-28 +695 61-91-10 1st
2016 94-67 53-28 41-39 +892 80-70-11 1st
2015 81-80 39-41 42-39 -1,320 79-80-2 3rd
2014 85-77 48-33 37-44 +126 76-83-3 3rd
2013 92-70 51-30 41-40 +2,492 74-81-7 2nd
2012 68-94 37-44 31-50 -2,039 78-77-7 4th
2011 80-82 44-37 36-45 +239 84-70-8 2nd
2010 69-93 38-43 31-50 -453 72-84-6 4th

Year-By-Year History (2010)

2019 93-69 2nd -
2018 91-71 1st Lost ALDS
2017 102-60 1st Lost ALDS
2016 94-67 1st Lost World Series
2015 81-80 3rd -
2014 85-77 3rd -
2013 92-70 2nd Lost Wild Card
2012 68-94 4th -
2011 80-82 2nd -
2010 69-93 4th -
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