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2021 MLB Handicapping
(42-40) Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays (49-36)
Date: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
Time: 12:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Projected Pitchers: Sam Hentges (CLE) vs. Michael Wacha (TB)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians +110 Rays -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians + 1.5, Rays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Indians will be in St. Petersburg to take on the Rays for game 2 Wednesday at 12:10 ET.
The Rays took the 1st game of the series by a score of 9-8.
Sam Hentges will go for the Indians and Michael Wacha will go for the Rays.
The Indians have played pretty good so far, but have not been playing great lately. They have lost 7 games in a row.
With a record of 42-40, they sit 2nd in the American League Central. The White Sox are 6 games ahead of them.
Before this series, the Indians got swept by the Astros in 4 games. Houston outscored them 20-10 in those games.
Logan Allen got hit hard on Monday. He went 3.1 innings and allowed 5 earned runs.
Sam Hentges has really struggled this year. He is 1-3 with a 8.22 ERA. His last start was against the Astros on Friday where he went 2.2 innings and allowed 6 earned runs.
Pitching has really struggled for this team because many key arms in their rotation are out. The team has a 4.41 ERA which is 20th best in baseball.
Their offense has been a very good one. The Tribe are scoring 4.33 runs per game which is 15th best in baseball.
Third baseman Jose Ramirez has been very good and he has been their best hitter so far.
Cleveland has hit 99 home runs which is 18th best in baseball.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays have had a good year so far. They did skid for a little bit, but they have won 2 in a row.
They have a record of 49-36 and they sit 2nd in the American League East. The Red Sox are 4.5 games ahead of them.
Prior to this, Tampa Bay lost 2 out of 3 against the Blue Jays. In that series, Toronto scored 18 runs and allowed 9.
Rich Hill went 3.2 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Monday.
Michael Wacha has been up and down this year. He is 1-2 with a 5.26 ERA. His last outing came on Wednesday against the Nationals. He went 3 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. The Nationals won this game 15-6.
The pitching for this team has been good so far. They have a 3.66 ERA which is 8th best in baseball.
Their offense does a good job of scoring runs. They are scoring 4.88 runs per game which is 9th best in the game.
They have hit 103 home runs which is 15th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 1-5 in their last 6 games on astroturf.
- Indians are 1-7 in their last 8 road games with the total set at 6.0-8.5.
- Indians are 0-7 in their last 7 games overall.
- Indians are 0-6 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 20-8 in their last 28 Wednesday games.
- Rays are 11-4 in their last 15 games vs. the American League Central.
- Rays are 38-16 in their last 54 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 70-31 in their last 101 home games.
Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
The Indians have really been struggling lately and the Rays seem to have gotten back to their winning ways. I look for that trend to continue in this game.
The Rays are the better team and they are catching the Indians at an ideal time. I also like the fact that they are at home in this one.
Michael Wacha is the better pitcher. I am not sure how long he will last, so this could be a bullpen game. Tampa should be able to do enough to to get a win.
I like the Rays on the moneyline in this one.
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