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Baseball Matchup - Tampa Bay Rays Cleveland Indians Odds Preview

Cleveland IndiansTampa Bay Rays
July 17, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Tampa Bay will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Cleveland Indians pay a visit to Tropicana Field.

Josh Tomlin, with a record of 5-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Indians, while the Rays trot Matt Moore to the mound in this one. He is 5-6 so far in 2012.

View Cleveland vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rays as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 8-ranked Rays and the American League No. 10-rated Indians in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 7.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Indians hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.3 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Cleveland at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday at Tropicana Field behind starter Zach McAllister.

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

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

A few Indians at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, July 18

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