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MLB Game Preview - Rockies underdogs vs Rays at Colorado

Tampa Bay RaysColorado Rockies
May 3, 8:40 PM | GrassCoors Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Rockies in Colorado at Coors Field on Friday in baseball action.

Jeff Francis gets the call for the Colorado Rockies and he will try to build on a 1-2 mark. In the other dugout, Matt Moore brings a 5-0 ledger to the game for the Rays as he tries to quiet the Rockies bats.

View Tampa Bay vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of +125 for the Rockies in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 9.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rockies rated this week at No. 4 and the Rays sitting at No. 6.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 5.3 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Rockies have averaged 10 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).

Colorado owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 8-rated defense.

In their last action, Colorado was a 7-3 winner on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Colorado at +133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Dodgers, a 7-3 final on Wednesday in support of Juan Nicasio at Dodger Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Rays at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Colorado is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
Colorado is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games at home
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Colorado, Saturday, May 4