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MLB BASEBALL

New York Mets vs. Cleveland Indians

The fans at Progressive Field will be treated to a game between the New York Mets and the Cleveland Indians when they take their seats on Friday.

Righthander Zack Wheeler will take the mound for the Mets to start this game. Wheeler is 7-3 this season with a 3.36 ERA.

It'll be Scott Kazmir toeing the rubber for the Indians in this contest. Lefthander Kazmir is 7-7 with a 4.36 ERA so far this season.

New York won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Braves on September 4. Bettors who backed the Mets at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 6-4 winner at home against the Orioles. Bettors on Cleveland at -116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Cleveland has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 63-75 SU
Cleveland: 74-65 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 7-2
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 2-7
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing NY Mets
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 15 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to NY Mets, Saturday, September 7