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Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds and Pick

Cleveland Indians


Tampa Bay Rays
Friday, May 09, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The Cleveland Indians pay a visit to Tampa Bay on Friday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball betting action at Tropicana Field.

The Tampa Bay Rays will rely on Jake Odorizzi to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Corey Kluber will be his counterpart for the Cleveland Indians. Jake Odorizzi is 1-3 this season, and Corey Kluber is 2-3.

Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tampa Bay Rays as -130 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 4.1-3.9. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (15-20) will face the 16-19 Indians in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Cleveland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (Tampa Bay Rays) and the No. 21 (Cleveland Indians) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 16 ranked offense (4.14 runs per game) against a Cleveland Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 18 at 4.31 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 8.74 hits per game, more than the Cleveland Indians have managed so far this season (7.8 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the No. 29-rated road mark, allowing 5.2 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Indians were a 9-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -179 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 9-4 victory over Minnesota on Thursday at Progressive Field behind starter Justin Masterson.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Orioles on May 8. Bettors who backed the Orioles at +160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Rays endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Thursday, with David Price throwing 5 innings of 9-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 21 games
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games at home

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