Rays vs Indians MLB Odds & Expert PredictionTampa Bay / Cleveland Live Stream: MLB Live MLB Odds: Cleveland -240 / -1.5 (-110)
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Why bet on the Tampa Bay Rays?When you look at the Rays, you see a team that is 21 games back of the Red Sox in the AL East, which might automatically make you assume that they should be written off. That is not the case, though, as they are on a great run of form that has seen them win 9 of their last 10 games. It’s a positive run that has come a little too late to have any impact on the Wild Card race, but it’s also a sign that this team is not ready to just casually play out the remainder of the season without worrying about the results. What may come as a surprise here is that the Rays have just 5 wins less than the Indians this season, so while they may seem like a distant second to the playoff bound Indians, the reality is that they are not. It will be Tyler Glasnow (0-1, 3.80 ERA) who gets the start here.
Why bet on the Cleveland Indians?The Indians are playoff bound, but they are not heading into the postseason in any real style. They have a 14-game lead in the division, but when you consider that none of the other 4 teams in the Central are even close to hitting .500, you get a sense of just how clear the path has ben for Cleveland this season. In fairness, though, they have been very good at home this season, going 41-25, although they did lose 2 of 3 the last time that the Rays came to town. The win-loss record of the Indians may not be totally convincing, but you have to like what they are doing offensively, as they are top 5 in many of the major batting stats. As far as pitching goes, they will send Corey Kluber (16-7, 2.91 ERA) to the mound for this one.
Latest MLB Betting Trends
- Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Tampa Bay is 9-1 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
- Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
- Cleveland is 17-8 SU in the last 25 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games at home