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The Miami Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Tropicana Field in an interleague contest.
The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jose Fernandez in this game. Fernandez has a 2-2 record and a 3.31 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Rays will be Jake Odorizzi. The righthander has a 5.40 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
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.
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.
Miami has lost 5 straight games.
Miami: 13-37 SU
Tampa Bay: 25-24 SU
Miami most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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
Tampa Bay home to Miami, Tuesday, May 28