Indians vs. Rays Prediction
Will the Tampa Bay Rays stay tough at home when they host the Cleveland Indians tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, September 10, 2018
7:10PM ET – Tropicana Field
TV: STO (Cle); SUN (TB)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Cleveland is favored on the road, as the Indians are getting odds of -150 to win. The Rays are listed with a money line of +130 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 7 runs. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tribe split with Jays
Cleveland is coming off a four-game series split on the road with the Blue Jays in Toronto this weekend. The Indians are now 81-62 overall and 37-34 on the road. Cleveland is putting up 5.04 runs per game on offense this year while giving up 4.06 per contest.
Corey Kluber gets the start for the Indians tonight. He has started 29 games this season and has an 18-7 record with a 2.75 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. Kluber has 190 strikeouts and 28 walks over 193.1 innings of work.
The Tampa Bay Rays are coming off a weekend sweep of the Baltimore Orioles and they have won seven of their last eight games. That includes a series win at Cleveland last week. Tampa is now 78-64 overall and 44-24 at home. The Rays are within eight games of the Wild Card. Tampa is putting up 4.37 runs per game on offense this year while allowing 3.94 per contest.
Diego Castillo gets the start for the Rays tonight as they once again go with their reliever in the starting role. He has started five games this year and appeared in a total of 36. Castillo carries a 3-2 record with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. Castillo has 48 strikeouts and 17 walks over 45.0 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tribe are 11-5 in their last 16 games following a loss and 6-2 in their last eight series openers.
The Rays are 6-1 in their last seven against AL Central opponents and 13-3 in their last 16 Monday games.
Kluber pitched seven scoreless against the Rays on Aug. 31, striking out eight and walking just two. I think he has another good outing today, as the Rays are not a great hitting team in general. Tampa is hot right now, but a lot of the wins have been against poor teams and poor pitching. Look for Cleveland to ride their aces to another win.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -150