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Rays face Miami Marlins: MLB odds preview and stats

Tampa Bay RaysMiami Marlins
June 8, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Friday as the Marlins take on the Rays at Marlins Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Jeremy Hellickson to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-2. Getting the ball for the Marlins is Ricky Nolasco, who owns a 6-3 record on the season with a 4.35 ERA.

View Tampa Bay vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Marlins in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -115 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 10-ranked Marlins and the American League No. 2-rated Rays in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 3 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (7.6 hits per game).

Miami owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 3-rated defense.

Tampa Bay was a 7-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Yankees. They won as +135 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over New York on Thursday at Yankee Stadium behind starter David Price.

In their last action, Miami was an 8-2 loser at home against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at +123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Marlins endured an 8-2 loss at the hands of the Braves on Thursday, with Mark Buehrle throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Marlins Park.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rays at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Miami's last 20 games at home
Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Miami's last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Miami's last 19 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Miami, Saturday, June 9