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The Cleveland Indians are ready to square off against the Miami Marlins in a Wednesday showdown. Fox SportsNet Florida will broadcast this interleague matchup and the game is scheduled to get underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians vs. Miami Marlins Odds

Cleveland (receiving -160) is favored over Miami (+150) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 7 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total currently sit at -115 for the under and -105 for the over. The game’s runline odds stand at -110 for taking the Indians -1.5 runs and -110 for the Marlins +1.5 runs.

The Indians have gone 16-12 SU this year and are 13-14 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 0.8 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season and 0.2 units ATS. Cleveland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Marlins, on the other hand, are 8-21 SU and 11-17 ATS. They’ve lost 7.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 10.4 units ATS. Miami has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven.

Miami games have had an over/under record of 11-16-1 so far in 2019. Indians games have gone under 15 times, gone over 12 times and pushed on zero occasions.

The right-handed Corey Kluber is the probable starter for the visiting Indians. Kluber is 2-2 with a 5.81 ERA and 35 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Marlins this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Marlins are putting the ball in the left hand of Caleb Smith (2-0, 2.17 ERA, 0.83 WHIP), who has 37 strikeouts and seven walks this season. Smith did not register a start against the Indians in 2018.

As a unit, Miami’s pitching staff has given up 4.9 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have an ERA of 4.36, a WHIP of 1.30 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.3. The bullpen has a 5.29 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 10.7 K/9.

The Miami offense is putting up 2.8 runs per outing, including 3.4 per game over its last 10 games and 3.4 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .269/.324/.357 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Marlins’ offense has been led by second baseman Starlin Castro and third baseman Brian Anderson. Castro is hitting .248/.303/.336 with 28 hits, nine RBIs and 11 runs scored, while Anderson’s line is .243/.331/.336 with 26 hits, six RBIs and five runs.

In the visiting dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.69 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10.86 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.32, along with a K/9 of 8.93.

Indians hitters have slashed .215/.303/.340 on their way to 3.9 runs scored per game this year, including 4.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Cleveland’s offense has been fueled by first baseman Carlos Santana and right fielder Leonys Martin. Santana is slashing .316/.430/.463 with three home runs, 16 RBIs and 17 runs scored. Martin is slashing .221/.319/.404 with five homers, eight RBIs and 16 runs scored.

The Indians have lost 3.4 units and are 2-4 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in four of those games, compared to two that’ve gone under against lefties. On the other hand, the Marlins have lost 2.2 units and are 8-13 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in seven of those games, as opposed to 13 that’ve cashed the under.

Indians at Marlins MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Indians, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • Cleveland has logged 12 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Miami has nine XBH over its last five.
  • The Indians have a total OPS of .643 this season, including an OPS of .618 against left-handed pitchers. The Marlins’ OPS stands at .620 overall and .612 against lefties.
  • The Marlins have lost five of their last six games SU.
  • Cleveland has recorded 20.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.0 over its last five.
  • The Indians have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.