Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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20-22, 4th in American League East May 17, 12:10 PM | Grass of Progressive Field 20-18, 2nd in American League Central
Tampa Bay at Cleveland, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 12:10 PM ET, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: 12:10 p.m. ET, MLB Network, SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Rays RH Alex Cobb (3-3, 3.65 ERA) vs. Indians RH Josh Tomlin (2-4, 5.87)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Tampa Bay Rays [A. Cobb -R] +1½ -150 +145 Ov 9½ -135
Cleveland Indians [J. Tomlin -R] -1½ +130 -155 Un 9½ +115
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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Progressive Field.

Alex Cobb will be the starting pitcher for the Rays on this day. Right hander Cobb is 3-3 this season with a 3.65 ERA.

Starting this game for the Indians will be Josh Tomlin. The right hander has a 5.87 ERA to go along with a 2-4 record this season.

Cobb has strung together four straight solid outings, going 2-1 while allowing seven earned runs and 20 hits over 25 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old managed to post a victory Friday at Boston despite permitting four runs (three earned) over 6 1/3 innings with a season-high three walks. Encarnacion is 4-for-12 with a homer, three walks and four RBIs versus Cobb, who is 2-2 with a 3.57 ERA in four career starts against Cleveland.

Tomlin boasts four quality starts in his last five outings but is just 0-1 in the past two despite giving up a total of two runs in 15 innings. The 32-year-old Texas Tech product registered a season-high seven strikeouts against Minnesota in Friday’s 1-0 loss and has walked only four batters in 38 1/3 innings overall. Evan Longoria is 3-for-12 with a homer and two RBIs versus Tomlin, who is 2-2 with a 4.06 ERA in six career outings against the Rays.

Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 155-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

The Tampa Bay Rays hope to continue their offensive surge when they complete a six-game road trip against the defending American League champion Cleveland Indians on Wednesday afternoon. The Rays have posted 32 runs while going 3-2 on their trek after belting five homers – two by red-hot Corey Dickerson – in Tuesday’s 6-4 victory to even the series and end a six-game losing streak against the Indians.

Dickerson is 17-for-42 with seven extra-base hits in the last 10 games, while fellow outfielder Colby Rasmus has made quite an impression since coming off the disabled list with four homers in his first 11 games with Tampa Bay. Cleveland’s Josh Tomlin and fellow right-hander Alex Cobb of the Rays, who are both in the midst of hot streaks, take the mound in the rubber match after 25 runs were scored in the first two encounters of the series. The Indians are just 2-3 on their six-game homestand with a trip to major league-best Houston slated for the weekend. Slugger Edwin Encarnacion provided one positive note Tuesday with two hits, including a two-run blast that ended a nine-game homer drought, after going 1-for-22 the previous six contests.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at 147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Indians on May 16. Bettors who backed the Rays at 147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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Tampa Bay:
Team record: 20-22 SU
Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road

Team record: 20-18 SU
Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to New York Friday, May 19
Cleveland at Houston Friday, May 19


1. Cleveland OF Bradley Zimmer, the 21st pick in the 2014 draft, went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in his major-league debut on Tuesday.

2. Tampa Bay 2B Brad Miller was a late scratch from Tuesday’s lineup due to a strained abdominal muscle and is day-to-day.

3. The Indians placed OF Abraham Almonte (right biceps strain) on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, while 3B/OF Yandy Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Tampa Bay Rays will win outright at +145 and the game will stay under 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Rays 5, Indians 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

4.60 RUNS 4.32
4.26 RUNS AGNST 4.00
0.33 DIFF 0.32
-$179 MONEY -$852
3.77 TEAM ERA 3.90
8.38 OFF HITS 7.97
4.00 OFF WALKS 3.79
10.50 OFF Ks 7.47
8.07 DEF HITS 7.89
3.26 DEF WALKS 3.11
7.33 DEF Ks 9.92
Desmond Jennings OF 15-Day Disabled List
Oswaldo Arcia OF 15-Day Disabled List
Michael Brantley OF 15-Day Disabled List
Yan Gomes C 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Hunter P 15-Day Disabled List
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 12 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Cleveland’s last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 12 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay’s Overall Scoring vs Cleveland’s Overall Defense 4.6 7 4.0 2
Tampa Bay’s Away Scoring vs Cleveland’s Home Defense 4.2 10 4.4 9
Tampa Bay’s Road ERA vs Cleveland’s Home ERA Allowed 3.8 3 4.7 6
Cleveland’s Overall Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Overall Defense 4.3 10 4.3 7
Cleveland’s Home Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Road Defense 4.6 7 4.3 7
Cleveland’s Home ERA vs Tampa Bay’s Road ERA Allowed 4.2 12 3.9 9
Rays lead the league in walks with 3.6 per game.
Rays have the best hits allowed in the league, allowing 8.1 per game.
Rays are third in the league in striking out opponents with 8.1 per game.
Indians allow the third least hits in the league at 8.4 per game.
Indians are second worst in walks allowed in the league at 3.4 per game.
Indians strike out the second most opponents in the league with 8.5 per game.

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