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Indians close out interleague series

Ubaldo Jimenez is expected to get the ball for the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night as they close out their road interleague betting series against the Atlanta Braves.

Jimenez sits at 9-8 with a 3.95 ERA on the season, and he's 3-4 with a 3.78 ERA over his eight career starts against the Braves. The righthander picked up a loss against the Twins last time out despite allowing just two runs in six innings.

The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Kris Medlen, who will be looking to improve on his 10-11 mark.

View Cleveland vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta was a -156 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 5 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate an American League No. 6 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Indians rank No. 10 in the American League at 8.6 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 7 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Atlanta on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 4-3
After a loss are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 4-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Friday, August 30
Atlanta home to Miami, Friday, August 30