The Cleveland Indians have been one of the winningest teams in baseball over the past five years. But after another offseason in which they lost or sent away impact players, they are projected to be a wholly average team in 2021. Let’s take a look at the best betting option for the Indians’ win total line on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Cleveland Indians Over 81.5 wins (-112)
The Indians were in the World Series just five years ago, and now Jose Ramirez and Roberto Perez are the last vestiges of that team. Still, through all of their roster turnover, the Indians have won at least 90 games in each of the past four full seasons. They were on a 94-win pace in 2020. There is no doubt that Cleveland will feel the effects of not having Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco and Carlos Santana. But a 13-win decrease is probably too far of a fall. The Indians still have Shane Bieber at the head of what is generally an underrated rotation, and they should be able to pick up enough victories against the Royals and Tigers to clear this line.
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