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Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

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

Corey Kluber gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cleveland Indians on Thursday; he's 3-9 on the season. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Matt Moore, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Tampa Bay Rays as 115 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 6.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 3.3-2.9. 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 bring a 42-38 record to the battle against the 36-41 Indians. 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. 12 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cleveland Indians sit at No. 29 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay Rays No. 26-rated offense, averaging 3.59 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians defense that ranks No. 21 at 4.34 in runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have averaged 7.99 hits per game so far, less than Cleveland Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.51 hits per game).

Tampa Bay owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 3.59 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

C Carrasco blew away 13 Tampa Bay batters in the Indians's last start, leading them to a 8-1 win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, Friday, July 3rd
Tampa Bay at New York, Friday, July 3rd

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