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Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins Preview

Miami MarlinsTampa Bay Rays
May 28, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

13-38TEAM RECORD26-24

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

Jeremy Hellickson gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 2-2 mark. In the other dugout, Kevin Slowey brings a 1-5 ledger to the game for the Marlins as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

View Miami vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as -205 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 2-ranked Rays and the National League No. 15-rated Marlins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 15 and scoring 2.7 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Marlins hitters have managed (7.3 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Miami owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 10-6 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -193 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Marlins were saddled with a loss last time out in Jose Fernandez's start, as they lost 10-6 against Tampa Bay on Monday at Tropicana Field.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Marlins at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Miami is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
Miami is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Miami
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games

Next up:
Miami home to Tampa Bay, Wednesday, May 29