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Reds open as moneyline underdog vs Rays

Cincinnati RedsTampa Bay Rays
June 29, 12:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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

It's a pitching duel between James Shields for the Rays (8-4 on the year) and Edinson Volquez for Cincinnati (4-3 so far).

View Cincinnati vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-175 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 9-ranked Rays and the National League No. 5-rated Reds in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 8-rated American League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Reds defense that ranks No. 10 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Reds batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 10-rated defense.

Cincinnati was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as +138 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Tampa Bay on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-2
After a loss are 8-2

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 3-3
After playing Cincinnati are 2-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Reds at Rays trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games at home
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Cleveland, Friday, July 1
Tampa Bay home to St. Louis, Friday, July 1

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