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Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians Betting Matchup Report

Cleveland IndiansTampa Bay Rays
July 18, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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

Jeremy Hellickson gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 4-6 mark. In the other dugout, Justin Masterson brings a 6-8 ledger to the game for the Indians as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rays as -120 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Rays - Indians odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 8 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 10 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Indians defense that ranks No. 13 in the American League at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 7.6 hits per game so far, less than Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.2 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -156 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland suffered a 4-2 loss against Tampa Bay on Tuesday, as Josh Tomlin wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

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

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Indians at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games at home
Tampa Bay is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Tampa Bay, Thursday, July 19