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Miami Marlins home to Rays in baseball betting action

Tampa Bay RaysMiami Marlins
May 29, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins Odds

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Miami's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Marlins Park.

Fausto Carmona gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rays on this day; he's 2-5 on the season. The Marlins, meanwhile, will counter with Tom Koehler, who will be looking to improve on his 0-2 mark.

View Tampa Bay vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Rays listed as favorites of 126 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Marlins - Rays odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Miami is rated No. 15 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 2 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Miami has the National League's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 7.4 hits per game. The Rays average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the American League list.

Miami owns the National League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 10-rated defense.

The Marlins were a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -255 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. The Marlins endured a 7-6 loss at the hands of the Rays on Tuesday, with Kevin Slowey throwing 5 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

A few Rays at Marlins trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games at home
Miami is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games at home
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Miami is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Miami, Thursday, May 30