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Baseball odds preview - Cleveland vs. Tampa Bay

Cleveland IndiansTampa Bay Rays
April 6, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays battle the visiting Cleveland Indians on Saturday in MLB betting action at Tropicana Field.

The Rays will rely on Alex Cobb to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Trevor Bauer will be his counterpart for the Indians. Alex Cobb is 0-0 this season, and Trevor Bauer is 0-0.

View Cleveland vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -160 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rays rated this week at No. 3 and the Indians sitting at No. 14.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Cleveland brings the American League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' league No. 11-ranked defense.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -145 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Indians were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Tampa Bay staff and losing 4-0 to the Rays on Friday at Tropicana Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 2-8
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Indians at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
Tampa Bay is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Tampa Bay, Sunday, April 7