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May 27, 3:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Monday as the Marlins of Miami swing away against the Rays of Tampa Bay.

Jake Odorizzi gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Jose Fernandez brings a 2-2 ledger to the game for the Marlins as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

View Miami vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as -156 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rays rated this week at No. 2 and the Marlins sitting at No. 15.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.8 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Marlins have managed so far this season (7.3 hits on average).

Defensively, Miami features the National League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 4.9 runs per game.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -195 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Miami looks to rebound from a loss to the White Sox, who beat them 5-3 on Sunday behind a start from Dylan Axelrod at U.S. Cellular Field.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the Yankees at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -120 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating C.C. Sabathia and the Yankees 8-3 on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Marlins at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Miami
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games

Next up:
Miami at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, May 28

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