Indians vs. Marlins Prediction
The Cleveland Indians have struggled offensively for the bulk of April as they open a series tonight at the Miami Marlins. Will Trevor Bauer and the lack of offensive punch lead to the under hitting?
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Marlins Park at 7:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are a -192 favorite on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +182 underdog, while the over-under is set at 7 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 78 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Cleveland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Indians fall in finale at Astros
Cleveland won the first two games of its four-game series at Houston, but dropped the final two contests to fall into a split with a 4-1 defeat Sunday night finishing the series. Carlos Carrasco took the loss as he surrendered four earned runs, all in the seventh inning, on six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks over 6 2/3 innings. The Indians took a 1-0 advantage in the fourth inning on a Carlos Santana solo home run, his second of the season, but gave up the four runs in the seventh and were unable to rally. Jose Ramirez helped pace the Cleveland offense by going 2-for-3 with a walk. Jake Bauers finished 2-for-4. Santana was 1-for-4 with the solo homer. Bauer comes in with a 3-1 record, a 1.99 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP with 45 strikeouts over 40 2/3 innings.
Marlins drop three of four at Phillies
Miami won its series opener at Philadelphia, but lost the next three games including Sunday afternoon's 5-1 defeat. The Marlins cut their deficit to 3-1 in the fourth inning, but were unable to draw any closer. Pablo Lopez took the loss as he gave up four earned runs on three hits with four strikeouts and three walks over 5 2/3 innings. Martin Prado went 1-for-4 and scored a run to help lead the Miami offense. Miguel Rojas finished 1-for-4 with an RBI. Chad Wallach and Lewis Brinson were each 1-for-3, while Lopez had a hit in his lone at-bat. Sandy Alcantara will start Tuesday's game and enters with a 1-2 record, 4.50 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with 21 strikeouts over 28 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians are 4-0 in their last four interleague road games. The under is 5-1 in the last six Indians road games.
The Marlins are 1-6 in the last seven meetings. The under is 5-1 in the last six Alcantara starts.
Bauer should have his way with this abysmal Miami offense, but in a pitcher's park he might not get a lot of help as Cleveland continues to struggle to find its bats. This looks like a 4-1 or 4-2 type of games. Go with the under.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND INDIANS/MIAMI MARLINS UNDER 7