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MLB BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins

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

Lefthander Matt Moore will take the mound for the Rays to start this game. Moore is 8-0 this season with a 2.21 ERA.

The Marlins will counter Moore with Ricky Nolasco. Righthander Nolasco has a 3.65 ERA to go along with a 3-5 record this season.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -158 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has won 4 straight games.
Miami has lost 8 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 28-24 SU
Miami: 13-40 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Miami most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Tampa Bay is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Miami
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Miami is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home
Miami is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Cleveland, Friday, May 31
Miami home to NY Mets, Friday, May 31