MLB Interleague Play: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves

by Dirty on June 17, 2010

Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting The fans at Turner Field will be treated to a interleague game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves when they take their seats on Thursday.

The Rays will trot ace James Shields out to the mound in this one. Righthander Shields has a 5-5 record and a 4.55 ERA this season.

Shields’s opponent in this one will be Tim Hudson. The Braves righthander has a 2.43 ERA to go along with a 6-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 114-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Tommy Hanson tossed seven scoreless innings as the Braves defeated the Rays 6-2 on Wednesday. The Braves won that game as -135 favorites, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Troy Glaus drove in a pair of runs to lead the Braves at the plate, while Hanson improved to 7-3 with the victory.

Wade Davis gave up seven hits and three runs over five innings in the Rays loss.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 41-24 SU
Atlanta: 38-28 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Florida are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 1-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Atlanta is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Florida, Friday, June 18
Atlanta home to Kansas City, Friday, June 18

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