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MLB BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field.

The Rays will give the ball to starter Matt Moore in this one. Lefthander Moore is 8-0 this season with a 2.21 ERA.

Moore's opponent in this one will be Corey Kluber. The Indians righthander has a 4.95 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -142 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Indians were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +106 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has won 5 straight games.
Cleveland has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 29-24 SU
Cleveland: 29-24 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Cleveland is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home
Cleveland is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Cleveland home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, June 1