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May 27, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

30-17TEAM RECORD26-23

Baseball bettors look for value at Tropicana Field on Friday as host Tampa Bay battles the Cleveland Indians in baseball odds action.

Josh Tomlin gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Indians on this day; he's 6-1 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with David Price, who will be looking to improve on his 5-4 mark.

View Cleveland vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rays in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -145 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rays rated this week at No. 8 and the Indians sitting at No. 2.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Indians average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.4 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 2.9 runs per game.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 14-2 loser at home against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Wednesday, suffering a 14-2 humiliation against Boston.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Indians at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland's last 15 games
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Tampa Bay, Saturday, May 28