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Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

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May 30, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Thursday as the Rays of Tampa Bay swing away against the Marlins of Miami.

For the Marlins, Ricky Nolasco gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Matt Moore, 8-0 on the year.

View Tampa Bay vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Marlins were listed as +155 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Marlins sit at No. 15 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 2 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Miami owns the No. 15 ranking for hits in the National League at 7.3 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Miami has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -158 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Marlins, a 3-1 final on Wednesday in support of Fausto Carmona at Marlins Park.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

A few Rays at Marlins trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Tampa Bay is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Miami
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Miami is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home
Miami is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Cleveland, Friday, May 31
Miami home to NY Mets, Friday, May 31