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MLB BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Dodger Stadium in an interleague contest.

The Rays will give the ball to starter David Price in this one. Lefthander Price is 6-5 this season with a 3.37 ERA.

The Dodgers will counter Price with Chris Capuano. Lefthander Capuano has a 4.32 ERA to go along with a 4-6 record this season.

The Rays were a 9-8 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at +116 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 5-1 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Los Angeles at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has lost 2 straight games.
Los Angeles has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 66-47 SU
Los Angeles: 64-50 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing LA Dodgers are 2-4
After playing Arizona are 1-9
After a loss are 7-3

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-2
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Tampa Bay is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games at home
LA Dodgers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home

Next up:
LA Dodgers home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, August 10