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Tampa Bay RaysArizona Diamondbacks
Aug 7, 9:40 PM | GrassChase Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

66-46TEAM RECORD57-55

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Wednesday as the Rays of Tampa Bay swing away against the Diamondbacks of Arizona.

Chris Archer, with a record of 6-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Diamondbacks trot Randall Delgado to the mound in this one. He is 4-3 so far in 2013.

View Tampa Bay vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as 126 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Diamondbacks) and the No. 5 (Rays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona's National League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Rays hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Arizona owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 5-rated defense.

The Rays were a 6-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at +113 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Diamondbacks, who beat them 6-1 on Tuesday behind a start from Wade Miley at Chase Field.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 2-4
After playing Arizona are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Rays at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games
Arizona is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Arizona's last 25 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at LA Dodgers, Friday, August 9
Arizona home to NY Mets, Friday, August 9

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