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2021 MLB Handicapping
(42-38) Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays (47-36)
Date: Monday, July 5th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Projected Pitchers: TBA (CLE) vs. Rich Hill (TB)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -105 Rays -116
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians + 1.5, Rays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The Indians will be in Florida to take on the Rays Monday at 7:10 ET.
These teams have yet to face each other this year.
There has not been a pitcher announced yet for the Indians and Rich Hill will go for the Rays.
The Indians have had a solid season so far, but they have cooled off a little. They have lost 5 games in a row.
They are 2nd in the American League Central. The White Sox are 6 games ahead of them.
Cleveland has dropped the first 3 games against the Astros so far. The Astros won 3-2 on Saturday. As I write this, Houston is leading them 1-0 in the 5th inning.
Eli Morgan went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Saturday.
There has yet to be a pitcher named for this game yet. There is a chance that it could be a bullpen game.
Their pitching has really been struggling lately. Key arms in their rotation, such as Aaron Civale, Zach Plesac, and Shane Bieber have all gotten hurt. This team has a 4.37 ERA which is 19th best in baseball.
The offense is a good one. They are scoring 4.30 runs per game which is 16th best in baseball.
Jose Ramirez is their best hitter and he has lead the Tribe this year in many offensive categories.
Cleveland has hit 96 home runs which is 18th best in baseball.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are having another good season, but they have been struggling as of late. They have lost 5 games in a row.
With a 47-36 record they are 2nd in the American League East. The Red Sox lead them by 4.5 games.
Tampa has lost the first 2 games of the series against Blue Jays. Toronto won on Saturday by a score of 6-3. Game 3 of that series is being played as I write this and the Blue Jays are up 1-0 in the 6th inning.
Shane McClanahan went 5.1 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Saturday.
Rich Hill has been solid this year. The lefty is 6-3 with a 3.70 ERA. His last start was against the Nationals on Tuesday where he went 6 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Nationals won this game 4-3.
The pitching has been impressive for this team so far. They have a 3.64 ERA which is 9th best in baseball.
Their offense has also been effective. The Rays are scoring 4.83 runs per game which is 9th best in baseball.
This club has hit 100 home runs which is 16th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 1-4 in their last 5 games on astroturf.
- Indians are 1-6 in their last 7 road games with the total set at 6.0-8.0.
- Indians are 0-5 in their last 5 games overall.
- Indians are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 39-13 in their last 52 Monday games.
- Rays are 10-4 int their last 14 games vs. the American League Central.
- Rays are 37-16 in their last 53 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 69-31 in their last 100 home games.
Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
The Rays need to start playing better if they wish to get back on top of their division. I look for them to get back on track in this game.
To me, the Rays are the better team and they will need to show that in order to get this win. At the moment, I really do not feel that confident backing the Indians. I feel much better with the Rays.
I look for Rich Hill to be good in this one and for the Rays to hit around whoever the starter is for the Indians.
I will take the Rays on the moneyline in this one.
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