MLB Free Pick Diamondbacks vs Indians Betting Lines
A pair of former division leaders, from the NL West and AL Central, meet as we bring you our MLB free pick for the Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cleveland Indians. The baseball betting lines, for this Interleague play, are courtesy of the sportsbook at the Bodog sports wagering website.
MLB Free Pick Diamondbacks vs Indians Betting Lines: Both Cleveland (41-37) and Arizona (44-37) have struggled of late as they’ve both dropped down to second place in their respective divisions.
Being as it’s “get away” day for the Indians, this Major League Baseball betting action has an early start with first pitch scheduled for 3:40 PM ET on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
MLB Game Day Preview Indians @ Diamondbacks
Arizona has seen their NL West Division lead fade as they have lost five of their last ten games. The San Francisco Giants have rattled off seven straight wins to take a 2.5 game lead in the NL West.
For their part, Cleveland has lost four of their last ten games and they sit one game back of the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central Division. Back on May 23, 2011, the Indians had a seven game lead over the Tigers.
Cleveland sends RHP Carlos Carrasco (7-4 3.62 ERA) to the mound today. Carrasco was a hard luck loser in his last outing as he pitched a complete game but still lost 4-3 to the Giants.
Since 05/17/11, Carrasco has figured in the decision in each of the eight games he has started. Over that stretch he owns a 6-2 record, a 2.55 ERA, and the opposition has hit just .222 against him.
Arizona counters with LHP Zack Duke who is having a season to forget for the Diamondbacks. Duke started the season on the DL (broken hand) and hasn’t won since his first start back on May 28, 2011 against the Houston Astros.
In his last five starts, Duke is 0-2 with three no-decisions. He has allowed seven or more hits in each of those starts while giving up 21 earned runs on 49 hits in 26 innings pitched.
Baseball Betting Lines Diamondbacks vs. Indians MLB Free Pick
Our baseball betting lines for this Diamondbacks versus Indians match-up are featured in the sportsbook at the Bodog.com online sports betting website.
Cleveland will be happy to see the month of June end as they look to regroup during the MLB All Star break. The Indians were cruising along, with a five game NL Central lead to start June, but have gone 9-17 this month.
Arizona has had a streaky June as they have lost two or more straight games four times while winning two or more straight games four times. The Diamondbacks record sits at 13-13 in the month of June.
Offensively, there isn’t a lot separating these two teams as the Diamondbacks rank 18th in team batting with a .252 average while the Indians are right behind them, in 19th place, with a .247 team batting average.
This is the rubber game of this series as Cleveland won the first contest 5-4 while Arizona won last night by a 6-4 count.
Shake it all out and we like the Indians Carrasco to get the upper hand over the Diamondbacks Duke in this match-up.
Take the Indians over the D-Backs at -101 with the Bodog Money Line!