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Tampa Bay Rays Host Miami Marlins in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Miami on Thursday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Tampa Bay sends Drew Smyly out against Jose Fernandez for the Miami Marlins in this game. Smyly is 2-5 with a 3.54 ERA on the season, while Fernandez is 6-2 on the year and has a 3.02 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Miami Marlins listed as underdogs of 104 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.1-4.9 win for the Marlins on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (21-23) will face the 24-22 Marlins in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Miami injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 11 (Tampa Bay Rays) and the No. 22 (Miami Marlins) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay Rays No. 14-rated offense, averaging 4.25 runs per game, against a Miami Marlins defense that ranks No. 14 at 4.17 in runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have averaged 8.05 hits per game so far, less than Miami Marlins batters have averaged on the year (9.41 hits per game).

Defensively, Miami features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.87 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 at home, scoring 3.32 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Marlins grabbed a win last time out, defeating M Andriese and the Rays 4-3 on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games
  • Miami is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games on the road
  • Miami is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Atlanta, Friday, May 27th
Tampa Bay home to New York, Friday, May 27th