Marlins vs. Indians Prediction
Interleague play once again visits Cleveland this afternoon when the Indians host the Marlins at 4:10PM ET. What's the best play for bettors in this matchup?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Indians are -240 money line favorites versus the Marlins, who have odds of +200 to pull off the upset in Cleveland this afternoon. With Tom Koehler set to oppose Danny Salazar in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 8.5 runs for today's game.
MIAMI: Koehler allowed five runs on 10 hits over five innings in a loss to the Mets last Tuesday. Before that outing, he had racked up seven consecutive quality starts, but the loss dropped him to 9-10 on the season. He'll carry a 4.02 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP into today's matchup against the Indians.
CLEVELAND: Salazar was activated from paternity leave on September 1 after being away from the club for three days to welcome a new child. In his last start, the 26-year-old struck out 10 over 5 2/3 innings but took the loss versus the Rangers last Sunday.
OUR PICK: Today's game in Cleveland should be high-scoring. The over is 4-0 in Salazar's last four home starts and is 6-1 in his last seven starts overall. The over is also 18-7-1 in the Indians' last 26 interleague games and is 5-1 in their last six interleague home games. On the other side, the over is 9-4 in Koehler's last 13 starts overall and is 7-1 in his last eight starts coming off four days of rest.
SUNDAY MLB FREE PICK: MARLINS/INDIANS OVER 8.5