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Tampa Bay Rays Starter Drew Smyly Out to Silence Los Angeles Dodgers Bats in MLB Contest

MLB wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays battle on Wednesday at Tropicana Field as the Rays try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Drew Smyly gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 1-3 mark. In the other dugout, Alex Wood brings a 1-2 ledger to the game for the Los Angeles Dodgers as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Los Angeles Dodgers were 145 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 3.2-2.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 11-14 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 14-13 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 18 and the Los Angeles Dodgers at No. 19 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 28 ranked offense (3.28 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 at 3.78 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 7.24 hits per game, less than the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.22 hits on average).

Tampa Bay owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 3.28 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 8-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers enjoyed a 10-5 victory at the expense of the Rays on Tuesday, with S Kazmir throwing 6.2 innings of 7-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Toronto, Friday, May 6th