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Florida Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

Tampa Bay RaysFlorida Marlins
May 20, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins Odds

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The Marlins will be trying to slam their rivalsl from the other league on Friday, as the Tampa Bay Rays visit in inter-league play at Sun Life Stadium.

The Marlins will rely on Anibal Sanchez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Andy Sonnanstine will be his counterpart for the Rays. Anibal Sanchez is 3-1 this season, and Andy Sonnanstine is 0-1.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Marlins in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -170 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 7-rated Rays taking on the National League's No. 4-rated Marlins in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 4-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay suffered a 3-2 loss against Toronto on Thursday, as Wade Davis wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rogers Centre.

The Marlins were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +147 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Marlins endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Thursday, with Chris Volstad throwing 5 innings of 4-hit ball at Sun Life Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rays at Marlins trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Florida's last 21 games when playing Tampa Bay
Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Florida is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Florida, Saturday, May 21