Mets open as moneyline underdog vs Rays
New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The New York Mets will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Rays in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Wednesday in baseball action.
New York puts its faith in starter R.A. Dickey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-1. Getting the ball for the Rays is David Price, who owns a 8-3 record on the season with a 2.40 ERA.
Bettors looking to side with the Rays in this one will find them as -160 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Rays and the league No. 9-ranked Mets, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Mets rank No. 9 in the National League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 13 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for New York, they were a 11-2 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +155 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Alex Cobb and the Rays 11-2 on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Mets at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 18 of NY Mets' last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
NY Mets are 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
NY Mets are 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
NY Mets at Tampa Bay, Thursday, June 14