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Rays open as moneyline underdog vs Dodgers

Tampa Bay RaysLos Angeles Dodgers
Aug 10, 4:05 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Saturday as the Rays of Tampa Bay swing away against the Dodgers of Los Angeles.

The match puts starter Fausto Carmona for the Rays on the hill facing Zack Greinke for the Dodgers. Carmona brings a 6-11 mark to the game, while Greinke is 9-3 to date on the season.

View Tampa Bay vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Dodgers in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -166 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dodgers rated this week at No. 2 and the Rays sitting at No. 5.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 7 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the National League at home, scoring 3.3 runs per game.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 7-6 loser on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Los Angeles at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 7-6 on Friday behind a start from Chris Capuano at Dodger Stadium.

A few Rays at Dodgers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay17-7-1 SU in its last 25 games
Tampa Bay12-5-1 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,
Tampa Bay is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,on the road
LA Dodgers17-3-1 SU in their last 21 games
LA Dodgers4-1-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
LA Dodgers are 2-3-1 SU in their last 6 games ,when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at LA Dodgers, Sunday, August 11

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