Phillies vs. Indians - 5/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (10-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (14-10)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
D Salazar (2-1) (2.35) vs. Vincent Velasquez (3-1) (1.78)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +110 / Cleveland Indians -120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies look to sweep the Cleveland Indians Sunday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians could use a nice road win after losing four of their last five games. The Indians just can’t get on the same page, especially offensively where they’ve scored six runs this series and three or less runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Indians are 2-8 this season when scoring three or less runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 24 hits, Jason Kipnis has 13 RBI and Mike Napoli has four home runs. Danny Salazar gets the nod, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.35 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Salazar’s first career game against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies look to build on their impressive five-game winning streak. The Phillies pitching staff has been getting it done by allowing three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Phillies have now won 12 straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 25 hits, Maikel Franco has 14 RBI and Ryan Howard has five home runs. Vince Velasquez takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Velasquez’s second career game against the Indians.
The Indians are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 9-4 in Salazars last 13 starts with 5 days of rest. The Phillies are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 interleague games. The Indians are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia.
It's really hard to pick against the Philadelphia Phillies right now, especially when they're at home and getting plus money. Wait... Did I just say that? The Phillies are hot right now and they're tough to fade.