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Marlins open as moneyline underdog vs Rays

Florida MarlinsTampa Bay Rays
June 19, 1:40 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Florida Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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The Florida Marlins will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Rays in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Sunday in baseball action.

Chris Volstad gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Marlins on this day; he's 2-7 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with James Shields, who will be looking to improve on his 6-4 mark.

View Florida vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -205 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 7-rated Marlins taking on the American League's No. 10-rated Rays in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Marlins are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.4 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Florida owns the National League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.9 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

The Marlins were a 7-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Florida suffered a 7-4 loss against Tampa Bay on Saturday, as Ricky Nolasco wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 3-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-1
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Marlins at Rays trends to consider:
Florida is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Tampa Bay
Florida is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Florida
Tampa Bay is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida home to LA Angels, Monday, June 20
Tampa Bay at Milwaukee, Monday, June 20

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