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The Cleveland Indians and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at Citizens Bank Park in an interleague contest.
The Indians will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Scott Kazmir in this game. Kazmir has a 2-1 record and a 4.87 ERA this season.
Kazmir's opponent in this one will be Jonathan Pettibone. The Phillies righthander has a 3.63 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record this season.
The Indians were a 7-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +114 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Philadelphia won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Diamondbacks on May 12. Bettors who backed the Phillies at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.
Cleveland: 21-16 SU
Philadelphia: 18-21 SU
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Cleveland is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Philadelphia home to Cleveland, Wednesday, May 15