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Cleveland Indians home to Rays in baseball betting action

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

Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Chris Archer to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Indians is Ubaldo Jimenez, who owns a 3-3 record on the season with a 5.57 ERA.

View Tampa Bay vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-136 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked Indians and the American League No. 2-rated Rays in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 3 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

The Rays were a 9-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 9-2 victory over Cleveland on Friday at Progressive Field behind starter Matt Moore.

A few Rays at Indians trends to consider:
Tampa Bay5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 6-18-1 SU in its last 25 games ,when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland15-4-1 SU in its last 20 games at home
Cleveland18-6-1 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Cleveland is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Cleveland is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games ,

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Cleveland, Sunday, June 2