Rays vs. Indians - 4/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (2-2) at Tampa Bay Rays (2-4)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
C Kluber (0-1) (6.75) vs. M Moore (0-0) (5.40)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +114 / Cleveland Indians -124 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: STOh, SUN
The Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Cleveland Indians look to get a game above a .500 record after having three games already postponed. The Indians are hitting the ball well when they do play, as they have produced 19 runs in just four games. The Cleveland Indians pitching staff, however, has an ERA of 5.14 and is giving up an average of two homers per game. Offensively, Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with five hits, Carlos Santana has five RBI and Mike Napoli has two home runs. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Kluber is 2-1 with a 2.56 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays are off to a slow 2-4 start and hope a return home will get them back on track. The Rays have allowed five or more runs in four of their first six games and have lost five straight when allowing more than three runs. The Tampa Bay Rays last seven victories have come on their home field. Offensively, Steven Souza Jr. leads Tampa Bay with eight hits, Evan Longoria has three RBI and Corey Dickerson has three home runs. Matt Moore takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Moore is 2-1 with a 4.64 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League East and 1-4 in Klubers last 5 starts. The Rays are 8-3 in their last 11 home games and 4-0 in Moores last 4 starts. The Indians are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings oveall.
Neither team has played well out of the gate, but the Indians have had extended rest due to so many games being postponed. Cleveland also has the better pitcher on the mound and has won five straight against the Rays. Give me the road team and cheap price.