Cleveland Indians vs. Miami Marlins - 9/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (68-68) at Cleveland Indians (78-56)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Progressive Field)
T Koehler (9-10) (4.02) vs. D Salazar (11-6) (3.81)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -240 / Miami Marlins +220 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians look to build on their huge win last night at home against the Miami Marlins as the two sides meet up again on Sunday.
The Marlins have gone through a tough stretch over the last couple of weeks as they are a paltry 2-8 in their last 10 games and they have shot themselves in the foot in the race for a National League wild card spot that looks completely out of reach at this point. The Fish have sustained some big time injuries and the season ender to Giancarlo Stanton really put them in a bind as he is far and away their best hitter and losing him in the lineup looks like it will be the demise of the Marlins season that started with so much promise. Miami will send Tom Koehler to the mound here as he will face off against Danny Salazar who has been brilliant on the mound for the Tribe this season.
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The Indians have been one of the best teams in the league all season long and look poised to not only win the AL Central without much difficulty but could very well be the best representative for the AL in the World Series. Cleveland has a stacked rotation led by Salazar, Corey Kluber, and Carlos Carrasco and facing those three in successive games isn’t anything teams want to be a part of, and while their lineup has its flaws they have done more than enough to earn the respect of their AL counterparts.
The Marlins are 1-5 in their last six road games, 1-7 in their last eight overall, but 4-0 in Koehler’s last four Sunday starts while the Tribe are 11-2 in their last 13 interleague games, 5-0 in their last five overall, and 41-18 in their last 59 home games. The line here is chalk as the Indians are big favourites, but for good reason as they get it done without much difficulty.