The Tampa Bay Rays will go for a series split on Thursday versus the Indians. All odds for all games can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Indians are desperate need of a winning streal in order to keep pace with the White Sox in the American League Central. They might just be on the verge of one after winning 10-6 over Tampa on Tuesday. The offense provided clutch hitting and even with a poor effort from pitcher Justin Masterson the Indians were still able to pull out a win, which is a good sign. Today Ubaldo Jimenez will take the mound with a chance for the Indians to win the series. He is struggling over his last six starts and his control has been an issue over that stretch.
Tampa Bay has been on a steady decline the last few weeks and continue on that path. They are in second place in the division, but trail the Yankees who are now way ahead. Today they will look to their ace, David Price to salvage a split of the series. He has been red-hot lately and is six into his last 10 outings and he’s not allowed more than three runs in his last nine starts.
Cleveland is not a bad team by any means, but we feel Tampa is a bit overrated at this point. The lack of offense punch is evident. With that said however we think that too big of an advantage with Price on the mound tonight. Give us the Rays and give the runs in a spread bet at online sports books.