Indians at Rays - 6/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (33-40) at Tampa Bay Rays (42-35)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
Cody Anderson vs. N Karns (4-3) (3.28)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -128 / Cleveland Indians +118 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STO, SunSports
The Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Indians have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Indians have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 100 hits and 31 RBI while Michael Brantley and Brandon Moss have combined for 73 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost five of their last seven road games. Cody Anderson gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s second career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Rays have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 78 hits and 32 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 65 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last seven home games. Nathan Karns takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 3.28 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. This will be Karn’s second career game against the Indians.
The Indians are 18-39 in their last 57 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League East. The Rays are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. American League Central and 5-1 in Karns' last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Indians are 7-15 in the last 22 meetings in Tampa Bay.
The Rays have had great recent success with Karns on the hill, and are now playing a tired Cleveland team that just played a double-header and now has to travel. I like the Rays at home.