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(31-36) Tampa Bay Rays vs. (38-30) Cleveland Indians
Date: Monday June 20, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Drew Smyly vs. Josh Tomlin
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cleveland -123, Tampa Bay +114
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cleveland -1.5 +165
MLB Betting Total: 8
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It is not getting a ton of attention but the Indians are leading the AL Central.
I am not saying this is a great team but they are very good thanks to a solid pitching staff.
They could be in this thing for the long haul too as they have been doing this without the services of their best hitter, Michael Brantley. Tampa is in last place in the AL East.
They are probably the best last place team in the league.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay enters this one on a four game losing streak. They hosted San Francisco over the weekend and it was not very pretty.
They scored just six runs over the three games.
Despite being a sneaky homer hitting team (4th) they are only 20th in runs. This team is not good enough offensively to win with any consistency.
Drew Smyly is not as bad as his 2-7 record. He strikes out more than a batter per inning and does not give up many hits or walks.
He does give up a homer per game but I think he is not experiencing very good cluster luck so far this season.
Normally TB crafts together a pretty good bullpen but this year they have been spotty.
The Indians are solid of offense.
No one player is killing it but they are in the Top 10 in runs scored and are able to hit some home runs and manufacture them with speed – third in MLB in stolen bases.
I keep wondering when Carlos Santana is going to put it all together. He has a great eye at the plate but to be honest he needs to hit for more power if he is going to hit in the .220s.
Adam Dunn gave you 40 homers every season. He has never hit more than 27.
Josh Tomlin is the least intimidating starter on the staff but the results have been awesome this season. He is 8-1 so far and he never walks anybody, less than one per start at least.
That is not new for him but it gives him and the team a great chance to win every time out there. The Cleveland bullpen has been solid all season long.
They are not the most dominant but they are getting the job done.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 13-3-2 in TB last 18 on grass.
- Over is 12-3-6 in TB last 21 Mon. games.
- Over is 19-7-3 in TB last 29 road games.
- CLE are 8-0 in their last 8 home games.
- CLE are 8-3 in their last 11 games following a win.
- CLE are 9-23 in their last 32 Mon. games.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
The Rays are always tricky to fade, they are just one of those teams that finds ways to win. This year they are an even .500 on the road and with Smyly on the hill they could be a pretty good bet.
The Indians are pretty good and the value at home is nice given that we are talking a last place team against a first place team. A little lack of respect for Cleveland that we may want to hammer the books on.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cleveland -123
Tomlin has been a good moneymaker this season with Cleveland being 10-2 in his starts thus far. I wouldn’t necessarily be excited about backing him against a top lineup but this is a good spot.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 5 – Tampa Bay 2
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