Cole Hamels faces David Price in MLB odds action
Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday in baseball action.
The Phillies will turn to Cole Hamels and his 10-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rays send David Price (9-4) to the hill.
The Phillies - Rays odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 3 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Philadelphia and its National League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 7 lineup of the Rays at 4.3 runs per outing.
Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 5-rated defense.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 7-6 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +130 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay suffered a 7-6 loss against Philadelphia on Saturday, as James Shields wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Rays at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, Sunday, June 24