Baseball odds preview - Tampa Bay vs. Colorado

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May 4, 8:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Saturday as the Rockies take on the Rays at Coors Field in a key battle on the odds menu.

David Price, with a record of 1-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Rockies trot Jon Garland to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2013.

View Tampa Bay vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rockies as +122 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Rockies) and the No. 6 (Rays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 1 ranked National League offense (5.2 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Rockies have been averaging 10 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Tampa Bay brings the American League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rockies' league No. 10-ranked defense.

The Rays were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -131 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rays beat Colorado in extra innings, earning a 7-4 victory at Coors Field in MLB wagering action.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rays at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
Colorado is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Colorado, Sunday, May 5

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