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Cleveland favored by -140 against Tampa Bay on Tuesday

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May 10, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Cleveland vs Tampa Bay battle on Tuesday at Progressive Field as the Indians try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

It's a pitching duel between Josh Tomlin for the Indians (4-1 on the year) and Andy Sonnanstine for Tampa Bay (0-0 so far).

View Tampa Bay vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Indians as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Indians at No. 4 in the American League and the Rays at No. 11 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 6.2 runs per game.

The Rays were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 5-3 victory over Baltimore on Sunday at Camden Yards behind starter Wade Davis.

The Indians were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 6-5 on Sunday behind a start from Dan Haren at Angel Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Rays at Indians trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Cleveland, Wednesday, May 11

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