Shields Tries to Get on Track for the Rays as They Battle their Neighbor the Miami Marlins

by Dirty on June 16, 2012

Betting on Rays Baseball

 

 

The Miami Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Tropicana Field.

The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Anibal Sanchez in this game. Sanchez has a 3-5 record and a 3.40 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it’ll be James Shields who starts for the Rays. Righthander Shields is 7-4 with a 4.06 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 11-0 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -149 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Miami has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Miami: 32-32 SU
Tampa Bay: 36-28 SU

Miami most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games on the road
Miami is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Miami’s last 24 games on the road
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Miami, Sunday, June 17

BetAnySports Online Sportsbook has all your MLB Wagering Odds.



BetAnySports.com

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: