The Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays meet for game two of their series Friday night from Cleveland. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Indians are keeping pace in the AL Central after pulling out a win on Thursday versus the Rays. They were led on the mound by Josh Tomlin who allowed just two hits over seven innings for his fifth win of the season. On Friday night the Indians will start Justin Masterson who has won three of his last four starts. He is pitching to a 3.92 ERA in 110 innings of work this season.
The Rays seem to be moving in reverse as they are now in third place in the AL East, seven games back of the Yankees. The Rays just amassed four hits total in yesterday’s game and wasted a good outing by their pitching staff as well. Tonight the rays will pitch Alex Cobb who has come into this game losing his last five of six starts. In just 51 innings of work Cobb has allowed 53 hits for the season.
Cleveland is 5-1 in their last six games as a favorite, 5-1 in their last six games against the A.L. East, and 2-5 in Masterson’s last seven starts as a home favorite. Tampa Bay is 3-9 in their last 12 games overall, 0-5 in their last five road games, and 1-5 in Cobb’s last six starts. Cleveland is 0-4 in Masterson’s last four starts against Tampa Bay.
This total is not too far off what we would have if we made the line. We are looking for Masterson to pitch a gem tonight so we will take the under for total runs scored at sportsbooks.