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Jake Faria Rays at Home vs Cleveland Indians in MLB Betting Odds Clash

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

Jake Faria will take the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he'll carry a 5-2 record into the contest. Carlos Carrasco gets the ball for the Cleveland Indians; he's 10-5 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as 126 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2.6 win for the Rays on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

59-57 Tampa Bay battles the Indians, currently with a 60-52 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Cleveland injuries news.

This game puts the Tampa Bay Rays, most recently No. 24 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cleveland Indians, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 21 ranking for hits at 8.45 per game. By contrast, the Cleveland Indians are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.75 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 4-1 on Thursday behind a start from Blake Snell at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Tampa Bay, Saturday, August 12th