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Indians open as moneyline underdog vs Rays

Tampa Bay RaysCleveland Indians
May 11, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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Progressive Field hosts an MLB battle between the Cleveland Indians and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

David Price, with a record of 4-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Indians trot Carlos Carrasco to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2011.

View Tampa Bay vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Cleveland sat as +110 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 11 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

The Rays were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Cleveland on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Rays at Indians trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 2-19 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Cleveland, Thursday, May 12