MLB betting line favors Rays over Padres
San Diego Padres vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The San Diego Padres will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Rays in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Friday in baseball action.
San Diego puts its faith in starter Edinson Volquez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-3. Getting the ball for the Rays is Alex Cobb, who owns a 4-2 record on the season with a 2.79 ERA.
Bettors looking to side with the Rays in this matchup found them as -165 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Rays and the league No. 15-ranked Padres, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Padres offense rated No. 10 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Padres hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.
The Padres were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at -153 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. San Diego threw a shutout at Miami in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by to defeat Miami 1-0 on Wednesday.
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Blue Jays on May 9. Bettors who backed the Rays at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Toronto 5-4 in extra innings at Tropicana Field.
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Padres at Rays trends to consider:
San Diego is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
San Diego at Tampa Bay, Saturday, May 11