Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians in MLB odds
Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The visiting Indians hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Cleveland puts its faith in starter Justin Masterson to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-0. Getting the ball for the Rays is David Price, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 3.00 ERA.
Sportsbooks had installed the Rays as -210 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.
This game matches up the No. 3 (Rays) and the No. 14 (Indians) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Indians have managed so far this season (7.6 hits on average).
Cleveland brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' league No. 7-ranked defense.
The Indians were a 6-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -156 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Alex Cobb in a losing cause, 6-0, against Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Indians at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland home to NY Yankees, Monday, April 8
Tampa Bay at Texas, Monday, April 8