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Cleveland Indians take on Rays in baseball test

Cleveland IndiansTampa Bay Rays
July 19, 12:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Tropicana Field on Thursday as host Tampa Bay battles the Cleveland Indians in baseball odds action.

David Price gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 12-4 mark. In the other dugout, Ubaldo Jimenez brings a 8-8 ledger to the game for the Indians as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

View Cleveland vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Indians listed as underdogs of +-170 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rays, most recently No. 8 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 11 ranked American League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 4.8 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 7.6 hits per game, less than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.3 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Cleveland was a 10-6 winner in its last match on the road against the Rays. They won as -103 underdogs, while the total score of 16 made winners of OVER bettors. The Indians enjoyed a 10-6 victory at the expense of the Rays on Wednesday, with Justin Masterson throwing 4 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

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

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 9-1
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Indians at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Baltimore, Friday, July 20
Tampa Bay home to Seattle, Friday, July 20

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