Oakland (Anderson) -135 at Cleveland O/U 8
When teams have nothing to play for and have essentially quit on the season, fundamental and situational hitting take a back seat to just trying to yank it out of the park. During their August swoon (5-19) the Cleveland Indians have been a punch line for poor hitting. In 24 games, they've walked only 54 times and struck out a whopping 173 times. It has resulted in a horrific .293 on-base percentage. And tonight, they are a difficult spot having to face a lefty who throws strikes in Oakland's Brett Anderson. Anderson looked very impressive in his first start back from the DL, holding Minnesota scoreless through seven innings. Opposing him will be Roberto Hernandez who actually threw pretty well in his last start, allowing just one run before wearing down in the sixth inning in Seattle. Oddsmakers have adjusted to Cleveland's poor hitting ways, but I still see value in playing tonight's game under 8.