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MLB BASEBALL

Miami Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Miami Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at Tropicana Field in an interleague contest.

The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Kevin Slowey in this game. Slowey has a 1-5 record and a 3.30 ERA this season.

Slowey's opponent in this one will be Jeremy Hellickson. The Rays righthander has a 5.37 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 10-6 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -193 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Miami has lost 6 straight games.
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Miami: 13-38 SU
Tampa Bay: 26-24 SU

Miami most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Miami is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
Miami is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Miami
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Miami, Wednesday, May 29