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Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to improve on a 77-81 record when they take on the Miami Marlins, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

Miami puts its faith in starter Jose Fernandez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-0. Getting the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays is Jake Odorizzi, who owns a 8-9 record on the season with a 3.49 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as -102 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 6.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8 - 4.4 victory for the Rays. 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

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 77-81 record to the battle against the 69-89 Marlins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Miami injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins odds would favor the Rays if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 14 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and its No. 26-rated batting order, averaging 3.92 runs per nine innings, against the No. 29 line up of the Miami Marlins at 3.78 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Miami owns the No. 17-rated road mark, allowing 4.36 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Marlins were saddled with a loss last time out in J Cosart's start, as they lost 6-4 against Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Miami
  • Tampa Bay is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Miami

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Philadelphia, Friday, October 2nd
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Friday, October 2nd