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Tampa Bay Rays vs Cincinnati Reds Preview

Cincinnati RedsTampa Bay Rays
June 27, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Monday as the Rays take on the Reds at Tropicana Field in a key battle on the odds menu.

Tampa Bay sends Jeremy Hellickson out against Mike Leake for the Reds in this game. Hellickson is 7-6 with a 3.09 ERA on the season, while Leake is 6-3 on the year and has a 4.18 ERA.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as -110 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rays, most recently No. 9 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Reds, who rate a National League No. 7 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Reds defense that ranks No. 12 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Reds batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 12-rated defense.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Orioles on June 26. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Reds endured a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Sunday, with Homer Bailey throwing 5 innings of 9-hit ball at Camden Yards.

The Rays were a 14-10 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -126 on the moneyline, while the total score (24) was good news for OVER bettors. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 14-10 victory over Houston on Sunday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Jeff Niemann.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-2
After playing Baltimore are 3-2
After a loss are 7-3

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 0-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Reds at Rays trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, June 28