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Tampa Bay Rays home to Indians in baseball betting action

Cleveland IndiansTampa Bay Rays
April 5, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

2-1TEAM RECORD1-2

The visiting Indians hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Rays will rely on Matt Moore to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Zach McAllister will be his counterpart for the Indians. Matt Moore is 0-0 this season, and Zach McAllister is 0-0.

View Cleveland vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Indians were listed as +-170 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Rays and the league No. 14-ranked Indians, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 5 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 3 lineup of the Indians at 5 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 10-8 loser on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (18) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-8 to Toronto on Thursday at Rogers Centre.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Orioles at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at +101 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rays were saddled with a loss last time out in Fausto Carmona's start, as they lost 6-3 against Baltimore on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few Indians at Rays trends to consider:
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games
Cleveland is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 6