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MLB betting line favors Rays over Braves

Atlanta BravesTampa Bay Rays
May 19, 4:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Atlanta Braves vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Tampa Bay's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Saturday when the Atlanta Braves pay a visit to Tropicana Field.

The match puts starter Randall Delgado for the Braves on the hill facing Alex Cobb for the Rays. Delgado brings a 2-3 mark to the game, while Cobb is 0-0 to date on the season.

View Atlanta vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Rays as -111 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Rays - Braves odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 6 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Atlanta is at No. 3 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Braves are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.5 per game.

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's National League No. 11-rated defense.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at +110 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Braves enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Rays on Friday, with Tommy Hanson throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Braves at Rays trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Tampa Bay is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, Sunday, May 20