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Cleveland Indians host Tampa Bay Rays in baseball action

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July 5, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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Progressive Field hosts an MLB battle between the Cleveland Indians and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.

The match puts starter Jeremy Hellickson for the Rays on the hill facing Josh Tomlin for the Indians. Hellickson brings a 4-4 mark to the game, while Tomlin is 4-5 to date on the season.

View Tampa Bay vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as 100 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Indians, most recently No. 10 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rays, who rate an American League No. 9 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 5 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (7.6 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Yankees on July 4. Bettors who backed the Yankees at +144 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay suffered a 4-3 loss against New York on Wednesday, as David Price wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 12-3 result against the Angels on July 4. Bettors who backed the Indians at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Indians grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ervin Santana and the Angels 12-3 on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Rays at Indians trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Cleveland, Friday, July 6

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