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Cleveland Indians host Washington Nationals in baseball action

Washington NationalsCleveland Indians
June 16, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Washington Nationals vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Sunday as the Indians take on the Nationals at Progressive Field in a key battle on the odds menu.

It's a pitching duel between Corey Kluber for the Indians (3-4 on the year) and Stephen Strasburg for Washington (3-5 so far).

View Washington vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Nationals listed as favorites of 127 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Indians, most recently No. 8 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 12 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Nationals average 7.7 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the National League list.

Washington brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 10-ranked defense.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 7-6 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -110 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 7-6 victory over Cleveland on Saturday at Progressive Field behind starter Jordan Zimmermann.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nationals at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Washington
Cleveland is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
Cleveland is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Monday, June 17
Cleveland home to Kansas City, Monday, June 17