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Indians are Going UNDER Totals With Ease

The Cleveland Indians have been getting some excellent pitching performances of late and will attempt to make it three straight solid outings against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Sportsbooks opened the Indians as -200 road faves with a total of 8.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 8-1 in the Rays’ last nine home games.
  • The UNDER is 6-0 in the last six meetings between the Rays and Indians in Tampa Bay.
  • The Rays are 1-4 in their last five games.

Corey Kluber and Austin Pruitt will get the nod in this one. Kluber (10-3, 2.65 ERA) has dropped only one game since returning from the disabled list in early June and has allowed two or fewer runs in 10 of his last 13 outings. The veteran is 3-2 with a 2.23 ERA in seven career games against the Rays.

Pruitt (6-3, 5.14) is 1-2 in his last three games, allowing just one combined run in the last two. The hurler is 3-2 with a 4.43 ERA in 10 appearances at home and is facing the Tribe for the first time in his career.

The Indians are an excellent UNDER bet right now. In Cleveland’s last five, the UNDER is a perfect 5-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as 192 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.5-1.7 win for the Indians on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 59-59 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 62-52 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 24 in the current MLB power poll here at OddsShark, while the Cleveland Indians sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and its No. 23-rated batting order, averaging 4.35 runs per nine innings, against the No. 10 lineup of the Cleveland Indians at 4.78 runs per outing.

Tampa Bay owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 4.35 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's No. 2-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland threw a shutout at Tampa Bay in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Mike Clevinger to defeat Tampa Bay 3-0 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Boston, Monday, August 14
Tampa Bay at Toronto, Monday, August 14

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