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Miami Marlins home to Indians in baseball betting action

Cleveland IndiansMiami Marlins
Aug 2, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Cleveland Indians vs Miami Marlins Odds

60-48TEAM RECORD42-65

Cleveland travels to Miami for inter-league play on Friday, hoping to secure a victory over the Marlins.

Cleveland puts its faith in starter Ubaldo Jimenez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-5. Getting the ball for the Marlins is Jose Fernandez, who owns a 7-5 record on the season with a 2.71 ERA.

View Cleveland vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Marlins were listed as -133 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 11-ranked Marlins and the American League No. 5-rated Indians in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Indians rank No. 8 in the American League at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 15 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Miami has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the White Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -125 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over Chicago on Thursday at Progressive Field behind starter Justin Masterson.

In their last action, Miami was a 3-0 winner at home against the Mets. Bettors on Miami at +151 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tom Koehler chucked 6 shutout innings at the Mets in their last game, striking out 5 in a 3-0 win against New York in baseball action at Marlins Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Marlins trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Miami's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Miami, Saturday, August 3

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