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July 30, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Tuesday as the Rays take on the Diamondbacks at Tropicana Field in a key battle on the odds menu.

For the Rays, Fausto Carmona gets the ball, charged with keeping the Diamondbacks hitters off the base paths. He'll face Ian Kennedy, 3-7 on the year.

View Arizona vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tampa Bay was a -144 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Rays - Diamondbacks odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 4 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 4 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Diamondbacks batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Arizona owns the National League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Arizona lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Padres on July 28. Bettors who backed the Padres at +175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Arizona didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Tyson Ross in a losing cause, 1-0, against San Diego on Sunday.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -109 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Felix Doubront and the Red Sox 2-1 on Monday at Fenway Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Diamondbacks at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
Arizona is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
Tampa Bay is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Tampa Bay is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Arizona at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, July 31

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