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The Cleveland Indians and the Atlanta Braves will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Turner Field in an interleague contest.
Ubaldo Jimenez will be the starting pitcher for the Indians on this day. Righthander Jimenez is 9-8 this season with a 3.95 ERA.
Jimenez's opponent in this one will be Kris Medlen. The Braves righthander has a 3.76 ERA to go along with a 10-11 record this season.
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 has lost 2 straight games.
Atlanta has won 3 straight games.
Cleveland: 71-61 SU
Atlanta: 80-52 SU
Cleveland most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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
Cleveland at Detroit, Friday, August 30
Atlanta home to Miami, Friday, August 30