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Cleveland Indians vs. San Francisco Giants Predictions, Picks and MLB Preview – July 17, 2017

Cleveland Indians vs. San Francisco Giants Predictions, Picks and MLB Preview – July 17, 2017

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Cleveland Indians vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco

When: Wednesday, July 17, 2017 – 10:15 PM ET

Line: Cleveland Indians vs. San Francisco Giants – view all MLB lines

TV Broadcast: NBCS BA / MLBN


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Betting on the Cleveland Indians (47-43)

Moneyline: -114

The losing streak continued for the Indians this past Sunday, as they got swept by the Oakland Athletics in their three-game series for a season-worst-tying fourth consecutive loss.

Like most skids, an awful play on both ends is causing the fall. The Tribe is collectively batting around the .190 mark, and their pitchers are only tallying an ERA in the mid fives.

Jose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion, who have two homers and five RBIs in the past week, will be expected to do the usual. The other two key hitters, meanwhile, – Francisco Lindor and Carlos Santana – should be on redemption mode, as they only have three combined hits in their last 25 at-bats.

The starter on the mound will be Josh Tomlin. He’s just 5-9 with a 5.90 ERA in 17 starts this season, but he’ll be coming off a good performance over the San Diego Padres last July 6th, where he tossed for seven innings and allowed four hits and two runs (six strikeouts).

Betting on the San Francisco Giants (35-58)

Moneyline: +124

The disastrous 2017 campaign of the Giants’ proud and storied franchise was on full-display on Sunday. They lost to the San Diego Padres, 7-1, a team that was expected to be in their current position (last place in the National League West). It was San Fran’s sixth loss in seven games.

Statistically, not much negativity on batting can be seen in the past week, with Buster Posey, Denard Span, Gorkys Hernandez, Brandon Crawford, and Brandon Belt (day-to-day, wrist) all hitting well – Span is the only man below the .333 mark. Look for those guys to continue being serviceable. However, do note that they are still the architects of the Giants’ down year on offense, as evidenced in the team ranking dead-last in homers, 28th in runs, 26th in RBIs, and 22nd in batting average.

As for the defense, which is just as bad (bottom four in allowed hits and runs) – if not worse – Matt Moore is the next man in line. It will be hard to expect a big night from the veteran, as he is just 3-9 with an atrocious 6.04 ERA in 18 appearances this season. Also, the Indians’ current roster is 21-for-71 against him all-time (.296).

Writer’s Prediction

The Indians (-114) finally put a halt to their skid with a 5-3 win.

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