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Miami Marlins vs. Cleveland Indians - 4/30/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cleveland Indians at Miami Marlins
Date & Time Tuesday April 30, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Progressive Field
Cleveland, OH
The Line
Cleveland Indians: -1.5 (+101) / Miami Marlins: 1.5 (-112)
TV Channel
FS-Florida, SportsTime Ohio
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The Cleveland Indians and the Miami Marlins meet in game one of a mini two-game interleague set in MLB action from Marlins Park on Tuesday night.

The Cleveland Indians will look to pick back up after settling for a split in their series with Houston, dropping the series finale by a final score of 4-1 on Sunday night. Carlos Santana’s solo home run was the lone RBI for the Tribe in the losing effort while Tyler Naquin had a double and Jose Ramirez and Jake Bauers each had two hits. Jordan Luplow and Roberto Perez each had a base hit as well in the losing effort for Cleveland. Carlos Carrasco took the loss, falling to 2-3 on the year after allowing four runs on six hits while striking out eight over 6.2 innings of work. Trevor Bauer will start game one and is 3-1 with a 1.99 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Bauer’s second career start against Miami.

The Miami Marlins will look for a bounce back after losing three straight to drop their series with Philadelphia, including a 5-1 loss in the series finale on Sunday. Miguel Rojas had the lone RBI for the Fish in the loss while Jon Berti, Martin Prado, Brian Anderson, Chad Wallach, Lewis Brinson and Pablo Lopez each had a base knock as none of Miami’s seven base hits went for extra bases in defeat. Lopez took the loss, falling to 2-4 on the mound after allowing four runs on three hits while walking three and striking out four over 5.2 innings of work. Sandy Alcantara will start game one and is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Alcantara’s second career start against Cleveland.

Cleveland is 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 7-2 in Bauer’s last 9 road starts while the under is 5-0-1 in their last 6 games overall. Miami is 2-7 in Alcantara’s last 9 starts and 25-57 in their last 82 games overall while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a right-handed starter. Cleveland is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Miami.

Getting plus money at home with the Marlins would be tempting if the Fish could actually give the line some value. The problem for Miami is that they’re having scoring issues more often than not, and the odd time that Miami does put runs on the board, they can’t keep crooked numbers off of the other side. Bauer has been really solid lately and is sure to make life even more tough for Miami than it already is, so I’ll side with Cleveland to take game one and to negate the heavy juice, I’ll back the Indians on the run line.

Pick:
Cleveland Indians: -1.5 (+101)

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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