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The Cleveland Indians and the Miami Marlins will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Marlins Park.
The Indians will give the ball to starter Ubaldo Jimenez in this one. Righthander Jimenez is 8-5 this season with a 4.17 ERA.
Starting this game for the Marlins will be Jose Fernandez. The righthander has a 2.71 ERA to go along with a 7-5 record this season.
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.
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.
Cleveland has won 8 straight games.
Miami has won 2 straight games.
Cleveland: 60-48 SU
Miami: 42-65 SU
Cleveland most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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
Miami home to Cleveland, Saturday, August 3