Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians - 8/30/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians - 8/30/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays

Friday, August 30, 2019 at 6:10 PM (Tropicana Field)

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The Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays meet Friday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.

The Cleveland Indians look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Indians have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 144 hits and 60 RBI while Carlos Santana and Jose Ramirez have combined for 257 hits and 155 RBI. Shane Bieber gets the ball, and he is 12-6 with a 3.23 ERA and 215 strikeouts this season. Bieber is 1-1 with a 2.65 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 128 hits and 56 RBI while Austin Meadows and Avisail Garcia have combined for 233 hits and 126 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

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The Indians are 18-6 in their last 24 during game 1 of a series, 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games and 4-1 in Biebers last 5 road starts. The Rays are 7-3 in their last 10 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Indians are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Tampa Bay and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Rays last 4 home games. The under is 5-1-1 in Biebers last 7 road starts.

Bieber has allowed 29 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 35 innings, and he has a 2.79 ERA and .180 allowed batting average on the road. Bieber has been better on the road than he has at home this season and he's enjoying his best month of the season in terms of ERA. The Tampa Bay Rays have been up and down as of late and are likely going with one of those untrustworthy bullpen games where you have to count on 10 different pitchers. I'll take the Indians on the road based on how well Bieber has been on the road.

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