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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/24/14

Cleveland Indians (37-39) at Arizona Diamondbacks (32-47)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

Justin Masterson (R) (4-5) (4.537) vs. Wade Miley (L) (3-6) (4.618)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -126 / Cleveland Indians +116 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: SportsTine Ohio, FS-Arizona

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cleveland Indians face off on Tuesday at Chase Field for game one of their interleague series.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled since day one of the season and they haven’t improved since then. The Diamondbacks are 14-29 at home this season, 3-7 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last two games. As a team the D-backs are hitting .254 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .308, Chris Owings hitting .282, and Martin Prado hitting .274. The Arizona pitching staff has an ERA of 4.45 with the starters at 4.75 and the bullpen at 3.85. For game one against the Indians the Diamondbacks start Wade Miley who has four no-decisions and three losses in his last seven starts. For the season Miley has allowed 98 hits and 52 earned runs while striking out 93 over 101.1 innings for a 3-6 record and a 4.62 ERA.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/24/14

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The Cleveland Indians have been up and down this season but regardless they are still in striking position of making the post season for the second year in a row. The Indians are 14-24 on the road, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they have lost three games in a row. As a team the Indians are hitting .256 with Michael Brantley hitting .325, Michael Bourn is hitting .266, and Yan Gomes is hitting .266. As a team the Indians pitching staff has an ERA of 4.17 with the starters at 4.66 and the bullpen at 3.32. For game one at Arizona the Indians start Justin Masterson who has a no decision and a loss in his last two starts. For the season Masterson ahs allowed 86 hits and 47 earned runs while striking out 79 over 89 innings for a 4-5 record and a 4.75 ERA.

Arizona is 3-7 as a home favorite, 3-9 in their last 12 games, and 2-5 in Miley’s last seven starts. Cleveland is 6-2 following an off day, 2-5 following a loss, and 4-11 in Masterson’s last 15 starts as a road underdog. Cleveland has won five of their last six games against Arizona.

This game has the potential for a lot of runs so with the total at 8.5 I am looking at the over for my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.

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