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Cleveland Indians home to Rays in baseball betting action

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

Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Cleveland vs Tampa Bay battle on Friday at Progressive Field as the Indians try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Justin Masterson gets the call for the Cleveland Indians and he will try to build on a 5-7 mark. In the other dugout, Alex Cobb brings a 3-5 ledger to the game for the Rays as he tries to quiet the Indians bats.

View Tampa Bay vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Tampa Bay before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-140-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Indians) and the No. 9 (Rays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (7.6 hits on average).

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 5-rated defense.

The Rays were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rays endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Indians on Thursday, with Jeremy Hellickson throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Progressive Field.

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

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Rays at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Cleveland, Saturday, July 7