MLB Interleague Play: Florida Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays

by Dirty on June 11, 2010

Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting The Florida Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Tropicana Field.

The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Anibal Sanchez in this game. Sanchez has a 5-3 record and a 3.18 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it’ll be ace James Shields who starts for the Rays. Righthander Shields is 5-4 with a 3.64 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 170-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Josh Johnson tossed a three-hit shutout through eight innings as the Marlins blanked the Phillies 2-0 on Thursday. The Marlins won the game as +140 underdogs, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (9) set by sportsbooks.

Dan Uggla went deep for the Marlins, and Johnson improved to 7-2 with that victory.

The Rays were defeated 3-2 by the Blue Jays last time out, as -137 favorites. That game’s five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9) set by sportsbooks.

Wade Davis was tagged with the loss, giving up seven hits and three runs over seven innings.

Team records:
Florida: 29-31 SU
Tampa Bay: 39-21 SU

Florida most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 9-1
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Florida’s last 15 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Florida’s last 14 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Florida
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay’s last 15 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 14 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Florida, Saturday, June 12

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