Total: 8.00 | -101.00 Under
The Indians have struggled to score runs all season. They show an average of 2.6 runs per game in their first 10 games but the reality is that it is even worse than that. Cleveland had a big game earlier this season in which they scored 9 runs. Other than that the Tribe have scored just 17 runs in their other 9 games. That is an average of 1.9 runs per game which is hard to believe. It won't get any easier for the slumping Indians bats here. That's because they are facing Sonny Gray of the Reds. The Cincinnati right-hander has absolutely dominated in his first two starts and continues piling up strikeouts! As for the Reds bats, they have also been quiet of late. Cincinnati has scored 10 runs in their last 3 games. Yes, the last two were a double header and those are being played as just 7-inning games this season but the fact is the Reds have a .226 batting average on the season which ranks them 20th out of the 30 teams in the majors. Cincinnati will face a tough pitcher today as Zach Plesac gets the start for the Indians. The Cleveland right-hander is coming off a solid 2019 and got 2020 off to a great start as he absolutely handcuffed the White Sox in a dominating effort in which he fanned 11 in 6 innings. Per our computer math model, runs will be very tough to come by in this one. Bet the UNDER in Cincinnati in early evening action Monday.