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Diamondbacks vs Rays Baseball Game Preview

Arizona DiamondbacksTampa Bay Rays
July 31, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter Jeremy Hellickson in this one and he'll try to improve on his 10-3 mark on the year. Arizona counters with Wade Miley, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

View Arizona vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -148 for the Rays in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

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

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Diamondbacks rank No. 5 in the National League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Arizona brings the National League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' league No. 4-ranked defense.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -165 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Arizona looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 5-2 on Tuesday behind a start from Fausto Carmona at Tropicana Field.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 3-3
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Diamondbacks at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
Tampa Bay is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Tampa Bay is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
Arizona at Texas, Thursday, August 1
Tampa Bay home to San Francisco, Friday, August 2