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2021 MLB Handicapping
(56-39) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians (47-45)
Date: Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
Projected Pitchers: TBA (TB) vs. Cal Quantrill (CLE)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -152 Indians +120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays -1.5, Indians +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Rays will be in Cleveland to take on the Indians for game 1 Thursday at 7:10 ET.
These teams met earlier in the month and the Rays swept a 3 game set.
There has been no starter named for the Rays yet and Cal Quantrill will be going for the Indians.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are having an impressive season so far. They have won 2 of their last 3 games.
At 56-39, they are 2nd in the American League East. The Red Sox lead them by 1 game.
Tampa Bay beat the Orioles on Tuesday 9-3. The last game of that series is Wednesday at 12:10 ET.
Shane McClanahan went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Tuesday.
At the moment there has been no starter named for the game on Thursday. There is a potential that it could be a bullpen game.
They have gotten good pitching so far. The team has an ERA of 3.64 which is 9th best in the majors.
They have also been effective on offense. They are scoring 4.88 runs per game which is 7th best in baseball.
They have hit 115 home runs which is 15th best in baseball.
The Indians have played ok this year, despite dealing with a lot of injuries. They have dropped their last 2 games.
With a record of 47-45 they are 2nd in the American League Central. The White Sox lead them by 9.5 games.
Cleveland has dropped the first 2 games of the series against the Astros. They lost 9-3 on Tuesday. Game 3 of that series is Wednesday at 8:10 ET.
Triston McKenzie went 4 innings and allowed 5 earned runs on Tuesday.
Cal Quantrill has been ok since moving into the starting rotation. The right hander is 2-2 with a 4.05 ERA. His last start was on Saturday against the Athletics where he went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run. The Indians won this game 3-2.
Pitching has not been great for this team so far. They have an ERA of 4.43 which is 20th best in baseball.
Their offense has been pretty good. They are scoring 4.30 runs per game which is 17th best in the major leagues.
The Tribe have blasted 114 home runs which is 16th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 3-11 in their last 14 games on grass.
- Rays are 3-11 in their last 14 road games.
- Rays are 1-6 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Indians are 6-2 in their last 8 home games with the total set at 9.0.
- Indians are 70-32 in their last 102 Thursday games.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
The Indians have not played well against the Rays so far this year. I think that will change on Thursday. I look for them to come out on top in this one.
The Rays are the better team, but I am not sold on them winning.
Cal Quantrill was good in his last outing and I look for him to pitch well again on Thursday.
I will take the Indians as +120 home dogs.
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