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Cleveland favored by -110 against Miami on Friday

Miami MarlinsCleveland Indians
May 18, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Miami Marlins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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Miami travels to Cleveland for inter-league play on Friday, hoping to secure a victory over the Indians.

Cleveland sends Justin Masterson out against Carlos Zambrano for the Marlins in this game. Masterson is 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA on the season, while Zambrano is 1-2 on the year and has a 1.88 ERA.

View Miami vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland opened as -110 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 13-ranked Indians and the National League No. 11-rated Marlins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Marlins hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Defensively, Miami features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.4 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

In their last action, Miami was a 7-0 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Miami didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Brandon Beachy in a losing cause, 7-0, against Atlanta on Thursday.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Mariners at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -137 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Seattle 6-5 in extra innings at Progressive Field.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 4-5
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 4-5
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Marlins at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Miami's last 17 games on the road
Miami is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Miami is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Miami at Cleveland, Saturday, May 19