Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: June 29, 2015
Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays Prediction and Betting Odds. The 33-41 Cleveland Indians are set to take on the 42-35 Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida tonight June 29, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7:10 PM
Moneylines: Indians +120 / Rays -130
O/U: 7 runs
Pitching Match Up
Cleveland: Cody Anderson (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Tampa Bay: Nathan Karns (4-3, 3.28 ERA)
In their last games: The Rays lost to the Boston Red Sox 5-3 and the Indians lost to the Baltimore Orioles 8-0.
The Indians go into Tampa Bay for the first game of a 4 game series. The 0-0 Cody Anderson goes for the Indians and the 4-3 Nathan Karns goes for the Rays. The Rays open at -130 with a line sitting at 7 runs. The Indians have lost 3 straight games and they are in 4th place in the AL Central 12 games back of the Kansas City Royals. They rank 23rd in the Majors in runs scored and 17th in team ERA> In their 3 game skid they have only totaled 3 runs and they have been shut out in their last 2 games. The Rays have lost 3 of their last 4 games, but are still tied for first place in the tight AL East with the Baltimore Orioles. The Tampa Bay squad is led by their pitching, which ranks 4th in team ERA while their offense only ranks 25th in runs scored.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 6 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 5 times.
The Rays are 15-7 in their last 22 home games against the Indians.
This season the Rays are 21-23 at home and the Indians are 18-18 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Cleveland Indians: 33-41 SU / O/U 34-39 / Run Line W/L 30-44
Tampa Bay Rays: 42-35 SU / O/U 30-43 / Run Line W/L 45-32
• CLE is 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
• CLE is 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
• CLE has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
• TB is 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
• TB is 2-5 in their last 7 home games.
• TB has an Under record of 6-2-1 in their last 9 games.
[P] 04/06/2015 – Josh Tomlin 60-day DL (3/29) ( Shoulder )
[1B] 06/14/2015 – Nick Swisher 15-day DL (6/13) ( Knee )
[P] 04/05/2015 – Gavin Floyd 60-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Matt Moore 60-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 06/10/2015 – Jake Odorizzi 15-day DL (6/6) ( Oblique )
[2B] 05/31/2015 – Tim Beckham 15-day DL (5/31) ( Hamstring )
[P] 06/12/2015 – Andrew Bellatti 15-day DL (6/10) ( Shoulder )
[1B] 05/25/2015 – James Loney 15-day DL (5/24) ( Finger )
[P] 05/10/2015 – Drew Smyly 60-day DL (5/6), out for season ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/09/2015 – Alex Cobb 60-day DL (3/27), out for season ( Forearm )
[CF] 05/03/2015 – Desmond Jennings 15-day DL (4/26) ( Knee )
[P] 04/29/2015 – Kirby Yates 15-day DL (4/29) ( Pectoral )
[P] 04/18/2015 – Jeff Beliveau 60-day DL (4/22), out for season ( Shoulder )
[C] 04/09/2015 – John Jaso 60-day DL (4/7) ( Wrist )
Free MLB Pick
Chris Anderson is only making his 2nd career start and his debut was a stellar one going 7 innings and not giving up any earned runs in a 1-0 win over the Rays. Nathan Karns goes for the Rays tonight and he has been solid as of late with an ERA of only 1.04 in his last 17 innings of work. He already has a win over the Indians this season and in his last start he did not give up any earned runs in 6 innings, but the bullpen blew it for him and Tampa Bay lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0. Before that game the Rays had won 2 straight games with him on the hill. This season at home Karns has posted an ERA of 3.79 while on the road he has an ERA of 2.25.
The Indians offense has really been struggling lately and while Anderson may have another good start so will Karns and I see the Rays winning a low scoring affair.