Tampa Bay favored by -152 against San Diego on Saturday
San Diego Padres vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Rays will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Saturday, as the San Diego Padres visit in inter-league play at Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter Jeremy Hellickson in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-2 mark on the year. San Diego counters with Burch Smith, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.
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:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Padres defense that ranks No. 12 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Padres batters have averaged on the year (7.9 hits 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. 12 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, San Diego was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -176 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. San Diego suffered a 6-3 loss against Tampa Bay on Friday, as Edinson Volquez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Padres at Rays trends to consider:
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games on the road
San Diego is 4-2 SU in its last 6 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 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Diego at Tampa Bay, Sunday, May 12