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Aug 2, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

San Francisco Giants vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

48-59TEAM RECORD64-44

The Rays will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Friday, as the San Francisco Giants visit in inter-league play at Tropicana Field.

The match puts starter Madison Bumgarner for the Giants on the hill facing Chris Archer for the Rays. Bumgarner brings a 10-6 mark to the game, while Archer is 6-3 to date on the season.

View San Francisco vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as -121 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 4 in the American League and the Giants at No. 6 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 10 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, less than Giants batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Defensively, San Francisco features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +113 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Francisco got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park behind starter Matt Cain.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 7-0 result against the Diamondbacks on July 31. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at +170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Wade Miley shut down the Rays in their last game, striking out 8 in a 7-0 shutout over Tampa Bay in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 3-3
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Giants at Rays trends to consider:
San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
San Francisco is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games
Tampa Bay is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
San Francisco at Tampa Bay, Saturday, August 3