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Cleveland Indians home to Rays in baseball betting action

Tampa Bay RaysCleveland Indians
July 8, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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Cleveland will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Progressive Field.

James Shields gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rays on this day; he's 8-5 on the season. The Indians, meanwhile, will counter with Zach McAllister, who will be looking to improve on his 3-1 mark.

View Tampa Bay vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland opened as -120 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Indians rated this week at No. 10 and the Rays sitting at No. 9.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (7.6 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 7-3 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Cleveland on Saturday at Progressive Field.

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

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto 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 OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Friday, July 13
Cleveland at Toronto, Friday, July 13