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Jacob deGrom, Jake Odorizzi Take Mound in New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays Tilt

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Tropicana Field on Friday as the host Tampa Bay Rays battle the New York Mets in baseball betting odds action.

The match puts starter Jacob deGrom for the New York Mets on the hill facing Jake Odorizzi for the Tampa Bay Rays. deGrom brings a 10-6 mark to the game, while Odorizzi is 6-6 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New York Mets were listed as -117 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 6.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-3.4 result in favor of the Mets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 54-55 record to the battle against the 58-50 Mets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

This game puts the Tampa Bay Rays, most recently No. 10 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the New York Mets, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 28-ranked scoring average of 3.71 runs per game, against a New York Mets offense rated No. 29 and scoring 3.69 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.08 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mets hitters have managed (7.99 per nine innings).

New York brings the No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 9-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mets enjoyed a 8-6 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Wednesday, with M Harvey throwing 7 innings of 2-hit ball at Marlins Park.

Tampa Bay lost in extra innings against the White Sox on Wednesday as Chicago edged them 6-5 at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Tampa Bay, Saturday, August 8th