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The Washington Nationals and the Cleveland Indians will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Progressive Field.
Jordan Zimmermann will be the starting pitcher for the Nationals on this day. Righthander Zimmermann is 9-3 this season with a 2.00 ERA.
Zimmermann's opponent in this one will be Scott Kazmir. The Indians lefthander has a 5.33 ERA to go along with a 3-4 record this season.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -135 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Cleveland has won 3 straight games.
Washington: 33-33 SU
Cleveland: 33-33 SU
Washington most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 3-6
After a loss are 7-3
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Washington are 5-4
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Washington
Cleveland is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
Cleveland home to Washington, Sunday, June 16