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MLB BASEBALL

San Diego Padres vs. Tampa Bay Rays

A winning streak will be on the line for the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday when they battle the San Diego Padres at Tropicana Field.

The Padres will give the ball to starter Edinson Volquez in this one. Righthander Volquez is 3-3 this season with a 5.50 ERA.

Starting this game for the Rays will be Alex Cobb. The righthander has a 2.79 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season.

The Padres were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at -153 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Blue Jays on May 9. Bettors who backed the Rays at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
San Diego has won 4 straight games.
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
San Diego: 16-18 SU
Tampa Bay: 16-18 SU

San Diego most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
San Diego is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 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 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to San Diego, Saturday, May 11