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Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds and Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays battle the visiting Miami Marlins on Thursday in MLB betting odds action at Tropicana Field.

The match puts starter Dan Straily for the Miami Marlins on the hill facing Matt Andriese for the Tampa Bay Rays. Straily brings a 1-2 mark to the game, while Andriese is 1-1 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -121 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.0-3.9 win for the Rays 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 (14-15) will face the 12-14 Marlins in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Miami injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 11 and the Miami Marlins at No. 16 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 19-ranked scoring average of 4.28 runs per game, against a Miami Marlins offense rated No. 16 and scoring 4.5 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.17 hits per game to date this season, less than the Marlins hitters have managed (9.27 per nine innings).

Miami brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 10-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Miami is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games on the road
  • Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

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