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Arizona Diamondbacks at Cleveland Indians MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/12/14

Arizona Diamondbacks (51-67) at Cleveland Indians (59-59)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Progressive Field)

Josh Collmenter (R) (7-6) (4.255) vs. T.J. House (L) (1-3) (4.350)

The Line: Cleveland Indians -141 / Arizona Diamondbacks +131 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-AZ, STO

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Cleveland Indians play a two-game series at Progressive Field that begins Tuesday.

The Diamondbacks are 3-6 in the month of August and 16 games below a .500 record. Not much has changed with the Diamondbacks, as they’re a team that is still horrible at pitching, allowing four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. Overall, the Dimaondbacks have an ERA of 4.31, which is 25th in the majors, and they’ve lost six of their last seven when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Miguel Montero has a hit in eight of his last 10 games and Mark Trumbo has six RBIs in his last two games. Josh Collmenter takes the mound, and he’s 8-6 with a 4.09 ERA and has 83 strikeouts in 125.1 innings. This is Collmenter’s second career game against the Indians.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Cleveland Indians MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/12/14

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The Indians are 6-4 in the month of August and currently at .500. The Indians pitching staff has been better lately, allowing three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. Overall, the Indians have an ERA of 3.84, which is 19th in the majors, and they’ve won eight straight when allowing three or less runs. The Indians offense has been down in the dumps a bit but Michael Brantley has four RBIs in his last three games and Yan Gomes has a hit in nine of his last 10 games. Starting is T.J. House, who is 1-3 with a 4.13 ERA and has 44 strikeouts in 61 innings. This is House’s first career game against the Diamondbacks. 

The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in Collmenters last 7 road starts and 4-1 in Collmenters last 5 starts overall. The Indians are 4-0 in Houses last 4 home starts and 4-1 in Houses last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Diamondbacks are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.

Collmenter has gotten solid results on the road, while the Indians continue to be an up-and-down team. Give me the road team to pull off the upset. 

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Arizona Diamondbacks +131

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