Rays vs. Indians Saturday Prediction
The Indians evened their series with the Rays with a 3-1 victory on Friday night but what is the best play on the board for bettors when these two teams meet Saturday at 4:10 p.m. ET? Will Tampa rebound with an upset win this afternoon?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, May 25, 2019
4:10 p.m. ET, Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 65% of the betting tickets are on the Rays to beat the Indians on the moneyline.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Avisail Garcia went 1-for-3 and drove in the Rays' lone run in Friday night's loss to the Indians. Garcia opened the scoring in the first inning with an RBI single off of Shane Bieber, but that would be the Tribe's lone tally in the contest. Garcia also walked and swiped a base in the ballgame. He has done a nice job in the middle of the Rays' lineup this season, slashing .281/.343/.543 with nine homers, 22 RBI and four swipes.
Cleveland Indians Fantasy Spin
Roberto Perez delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning on Friday, propelling the Indians to victory over the Rays. Perez strolled to the plate with the bases loaded and one out in a tied game in the eighth inning, and came through with an infield single to plate the go-ahead run. He also walked in the contest, finishing the night 1-for-3. For the year, the veteran backstop is now slashing .231/.325/.423 with six long balls and 15 RBI
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 1-4 in their last five games when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game.
The Indians are 10-2 in their last 12 games versus opponents from the American League East.
The Indians have dropped four of Carlos Carraso’s last five home starts versus the Rays, who are 5-2 in their last seven games versus Cleveland and 5-2 in their last seven meetings with the Tribe at Progressive Field. The Indians are also just 2-5 in Carraso’s last seven outings when facing an opponent with a winning record, while the Rays are 5-1 in Charlie Morton’s last six road starts.
The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays +121