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Miami Marlins vs. Cleveland Indians
MLB Baseball: Wednesday0, April 24th 2019 1:10 PM EST TIME
It is time for a little NL-AL matchup as the Miami Marlins will be taking on the Cleveland Indians. As for the Marlins, they are looking to win back to back series for the first time this year.
The Miami Marlins are looking to turn the corner as they have not had the best of starts for this new season. The Marlins come into this game with an overall record of 6-16 with being dead last in the NL East. Every team in the division has at least ten wins as this could be a long and ugly season for the Marlins. However, they have turned the corner as of late as they are coming out of a winning series against the Washington Nationals. This was their first series win of the season winning two of three and are looking to keep it going.
LF C. Granderson L
DH Martin Prado R
3B B. Anderson R
1B Neil Walker S
2B S. Castro R
C Jorge Alfaro R
SS Miguel Rojas R
CF L. Brinson R
RF I. Galloway R
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) April 23, 2019
For the Marlins, they will be sending out Sandy Alcantara who is leading the MLB in one category. He comes into this game with his four-seam fastball velocity holding a 95.5 mph which ranks among MLB leaders.
The Cleveland Indians are also looking to get back into the win column as they saw their first place spot in the AL Central get overtaken in the past series. The Indians come into this series with losing two of three against the Atlanta Braves as now they enter this contest with an overall record of 12-9 on the year with being second in the Central. With a game behind the Indians, they are in prime position to overtake the top spot again as they are taking on a winnable Marlins team.
SS F. Lindor S
CF L. Martin L
3B Jose Ramirez S
DH C. Santana S
2B Jason Kipnis L
LF C. Gonzalez L
1B Jake Bauers L
RF Tyler Naquin L
C R. Perez R
As of early Tuesday morning, it is unclear who will start for the Indians. As a team, the Indians come into this game with an overall ERA of 3.69 as they have 11 quality starts out of 21 and hold a 1.23 WHIP
- Indians are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Indians are 26-9 in their last 35 Wednesday games.
- Marlins are 2-6 in Alcantara’s last 8 starts.
- Marlins are 2-6 in Alcantara’s last 8 starts on grass.
- Marlins are 1-4 in Alcantara’s last 5 starts following a team loss in their previous game.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Even though the Marlins might be heading upward right now, they are going to come back down to Earth as they always struggle against the Indians. The Marlins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland as well as 0-5 in the last 5 meetings.
Full-Game Total Pick
I always tend to lean the Over especially not knowing who is on the mound for one team. Might even expect a bullpen day for Cleveland. With that in mind, the Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Cleveland as well as 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.