Padres open as moneyline underdog vs Rays
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 Sunday in baseball action.
San Diego puts its faith in starter Eric Stults to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-2. Getting the ball for the Rays is Fausto Carmona, who owns a 1-4 record on the season with a 4.66 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Rays as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
This game matches up the No. 3 (Rays) and the No. 15 (Padres) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Padres are rated No. 12 in the same category at 7.9 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
San Diego lost its last outing, an 8-7 result against the Rays on May 11. Bettors who backed the Rays at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. San Diego didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-7 to Tampa Bay on Saturday at Tropicana Field.
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 4-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Padres at Rays trends to consider:
San Diego is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Diego at Baltimore, Tuesday, May 14
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Tuesday, May 14