Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds
Tampa Bay Rays
Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Match Preview and Free Picks
The Tampa Bay Rays may have too steep a climb to reach the postseason, but they are making things awfully interesting as they prepare to host the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night after another inspiring victory. Ji-Man Choi’s two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Rays a 6-5 victory in the series opener Monday, and broke the franchise record for consecutive home wins with their 12 straight.
Tommy Pham extended his hitting streak to 14 games (24-for-59) with two singles, including one in the ninth that set up Choi’s blast, as Tampa Bay won its fourth straight (38 runs combined) and 17th in the last 20 contests. Tyler Glasnow will try to rebound from his worst performance with the Rays and match his last effort against the Indians (one run, two hits, seven innings), while Cleveland counters with rookie Shane Bieber.
While Tampa Bay is 7 1/2 games out of the American League’s second wild card spot, the Indians’ magic number to clinch the AL Central sits at four despite losing three of their last four. Former MVP third baseman Josh Donaldson, who was acquired in a trade from Toronto on Aug. 31, is ready to go after a rehab assignment and could make his Cleveland debut Tuesday.
Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays Starting Pitchers Report
Indians RH Shane Bieber (9-3, 4.63 ERA): Bieber continues adding to his win total with consistent efforts and strong run support as the Indians scored 27 times in his last three victories. The 23-year-old Californian gave up 15 runs across 23 1/3 innings while going 3-1 in his past four starts, including last Thursday when he surrendered four across 6 1/3 frames at Toronto. Bieber pitched five scoreless innings before permitting four runs against the Rays on Sept. 1, allowing a pair of doubles to Choi in the contest.
Rays RH Tyler Glasnow (1-5, 4.64): Glasnow suffered through his worst outing since coming to the Rays, yielding seven runs over two-thirds of an inning at Toronto last Wednesday after the strong start at Cleveland. The 25-year-old Californian gave up one run in four of his seven starts since being acquired by Tampa Bay from Pittsburgh, but has yet to earn a victory. Edwin Encarnacion homered earlier this month against Glasnow, who owns a 3.75 ERA in three games at Tropicana Field this year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends
|Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road|
|Cleveland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road|
|Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay|
|Cleveland is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Tampa Bay|
|Cleveland is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay|
|The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay|
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends
|Tampa Bay is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games|
|Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games|
|Tampa Bay is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home|
|Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland|
|Tampa Bay is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing Cleveland|
|Tampa Bay is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland|
|The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland|
Cleveland at Tampa Bay Wednesday, September 12