Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/9/2014
Saturday, May 10, 7:10 PM on FS1
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Cleveland Indians - McAllister, Z (3-2) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Bedard, E (1-1)
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Saturday night, the Cleveland Indians and Zach McAllister will face the Tampa Bay Rays and Erik Bedard. McAllister will make his 8th start as Bedard makes his 5th start and 6th appearance.
Zach McAllister saw his record stay at 3 – 2 and his ERA drop to 3.18 after a no decision in his last outing. In that start, McAllister went 6.2 innings without giving up a run as he surrendered 5 hits and a walk while striking out 8. Last season, McAllister went 9 – 9 with an ERA of 3.75 in 24 starts.
In 2013, McAllister went 0 -2 with a 5.23 ERA in 2 starts against the Rays. In 10.1 innings of work, he allowed 9 runs on 13 hits. But overall, McAllister has done well against the current Rays hitters. They are only batting .190 against the right-hander.
Erik Bedard got his first win of the season in his last start to take his record to 1 – 1 with a 4.35 ERA. In that outing, Bedard allowed a run on 6 hits with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Last season with the Houston Astros, Bedard was 4 – 12 with a save and a 4.59 ERA in 26 starts and 6 relief appearances.
In 2013, Bedard was 0 – 1 with an ERA of 8.00 in 2 starts against the Indians. Bedard might want to pitch around Michael Brantley. Brantley is 4 of 9 with 3 RBIs against the left-hander.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 16-18-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.5
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 20-13-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
05/08/14 CF Michael Bourn Hamstring questionable
05/05/14 1B Jason Giambi Calf 15-day DL (5/4)
05/02/14 2B Jason Kipnis Abdominal 15-day DL (4/30)
Tampa Bay Rays
04/13/14 P Alex Cobb Oblique 15-day DL (4/13)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 15-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 15-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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