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Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Great American Ball Park in an interleague contest.

The Indians will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Ubaldo Jimenez in this game. Jimenez has a 3-3 record and a 6.04 ERA this season.

The Reds will counter Jimenez with Mike Leake. Righthander Leake has a 3.25 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season.

The Indians were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Cubs on May 26. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Cleveland has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Cleveland: 27-22 SU
Cincinnati: 31-19 SU

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cincinnati's last 21 games

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Cleveland, Tuesday, May 28