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Philadelphia Phillies Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Tampa Bay Rays

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Tampa Bay Rays dueling the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

It's a pitching duel between Adam Morgan for the Philadelphia Phillies (1-2 on the year) and Jake Odorizzi for Tampa Bay Rays (5-6 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Philadelphia Phillies in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 139 at BetOnline for Wednesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.5-2.9 result in favor of the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Philadelphia (33-63) will face the 48-48 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game puts the Philadelphia Phillies, most recently No. 28 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Rays, who rate a No. 27 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Philadelphia Phillies No. 29-ranked scoring average of 3.44 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 27 and scoring 3.55 runs per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.32 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (7.85 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Philadelphia has the No. 29-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

N Karns silenced the Phillies bats in a 1-0 victory last time out versus Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Philadelphia's last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Baltimore, Friday, July 24th
Philadelphia at Chicago, Friday, July 24th