Indians vs. Rays - 6/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (31-37) at Cleveland Indians (39-30)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Blake Snell (0-1) (2.16) vs. C Kluber (6-7) (4.23)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -178 / Tampa Bay Rays +168 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians clash late Tuesday night for game two of their series.
The Tampa Bay Rays could use a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Rays have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Tampa Bay Rays have an ERA of 4.04 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 73 hits, Steven Souza Jr. has 25 RBI and Brad Miller has nine home runs. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Snell’s first career game against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Indians have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians offense has clearly heated up lately, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 83 hits, Jason Kipnis has 35 RBI and Carlos Santana has 15 home runs. Corey Kluber takes the hill, and he’s 6-7 with a 4.23 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 2-2 with a 2.75 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 10-4 in their last 14 Tuesday games and 0-4 in their last 4 games following a loss. The Indians are 9-3 in their last 12 games following a win and 1-4 in Klubers last 5 Tuesday starts. The Rays are 12-26 in the last 38 meetings in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Indians are quietly playing solid baseball and are downright tearing the cover off the baseball the last few games. The Rays are struggling big time and their pitching staff is getting rocked. Add the fact Kluber is on the hill, and you have to side with the home team here.