Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians Free MLB Picks

July 6, 2012


The Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Progressive Field.
The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Alex Cobb in this game. Cobb has a 3-5 record and a 4.94 ERA this season.
It’ll be Justin Masterson toeing the rubber for the Indians in this contest. Righthander Masterson is 5-7 with a 3.92 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.
The Rays were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Current streak:
Tampa Bay has lost 2 straight games.
Cleveland has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 43-40 SU
Cleveland: 43-39 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 7

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