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Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves in MLB odds

Atlanta BravesTampa Bay Rays
May 20, 1:40 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Atlanta Braves vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Atlanta travels to Tampa Bay for inter-league play on Sunday, hoping to secure a victory over the Rays.

Tim Hudson gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Braves on this day; he's 2-1 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with David Price, who will be looking to improve on his 6-2 mark.

View Atlanta vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as -134 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rays rated this week at No. 6 and the Braves sitting at No. 3.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Braves have managed so far this season (9.4 hits on average).

Atlanta brings the National League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' league No. 6-ranked defense.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -113 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Braves endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Rays on Saturday, with Randall Delgado throwing 4 innings of 3-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Braves at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
Tampa Bay is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at Cincinnati, Monday, May 21
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Monday, May 21