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Matt Moore, Ubaldo Jimenez take mound in Indians vs Rays tilt

Tampa Bay RaysCleveland Indians
July 7, 6:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The Cleveland Indians will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Rays invade Progressive Field on Saturday.

The Indians will turn to Ubaldo Jimenez and his 7-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rays send Matt Moore (5-5) to the hill.

View Tampa Bay vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland opened as -130 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Indians and the league No. 9-ranked Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Rays average 7.7 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Tampa Bay was a 10-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Indians. They won as +135 underdogs, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. The Rays enjoyed a 10-3 victory at the expense of the Indians on Friday, with Alex Cobb throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rays at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
Cleveland is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Cleveland, Sunday, July 8

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