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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins odds, tips and betting trends | May 24

The Tampa Bay Rays (24-17) will host the Miami Marlins (18-22), Tuesday at 6:40 PM ET, in the first of a two-game series.

The Marlins (+135 underdog on the moneyline to win) are away versus the Rays (-155). The scheduled starters are Shane McClanahan (3-2) for the Tampa Bay Rays, and Pablo Lopez (4-1) for the Miami Marlins.

Tuesday, the Marlins defeated the Braves 4-3. Sandy Alcantara was the winning pitcher after throwing nine innings without giving up an earned run on six hits, while striking out seven. Jacob Stallings led the Marlins’ offense, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Before this Rays vs. Marlins matchup, here’s everything you need to prepare for Tuesday’s MLB action.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Rays (-155, bet $155 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Marlins (+135, bet $100 to win $135)
  • Over/under: 6.5

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Rays Stats and Trends

Rays Betting Records

  • This season, the Rays have won 19 out of the 31 games, or 61.3%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Tampa Bay has entered 15 games this season favored by -155 or more and is 9-6 in those contests.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Rays, based on the moneyline, is 60.8%.
  • Tampa Bay and its opponents have hit the over in 19 of their 41 games with a total this season.
  • In 41 games with a spread this season, the Rays are 20-21-0 ATS.

Shane McClanahan (Rays Probable Starter)

  • McClanahan (3-2) will take to the mound for the Rays and make his ninth start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up one earned run in 7 2/3 innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Detroit Tigers.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in eight games this season with a 2.33 ERA and 12.6 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .181.
  • He’s looking to extend his two-game quality start streak.
  • McClanahan will look to finish five or more innings for the seventh start in a row.
  • The Marlins rank 16th in MLB with 168 runs scored this season. They have a .244 batting average this campaign with 40 home runs (15th in the league).
  • The 25-year-old ranks 14th in ERA (2.33), fourth in WHIP (.863), and second in K/9 (12.6) among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.

Rays Batting Stats

  • The Rays’ 42 home runs rank 11th in Major League Baseball.
  • Hitters for the Rays combine for a team rank 15th of in the majors with a .387 team slugging percentage.
  • Tampa Bay ranks 14th in MLB with a .239 team batting average.
  • The Rays have scored 180 runs (4.4 per game) this season, which ranks 11th in MLB.
  • Tampa Bay has the 18th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.302).
  • The Rays rank 19th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.6 whiffs per contest.

Marlins Stats and Trends

Marlins Betting Records

  • The Marlins have come away with seven wins in the 19 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This year, Miami has won one of three games when listed as at least +135 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Marlins have an implied victory probability of 42.6% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Miami and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 19 of their 40 opportunities.
  • The Marlins have an against the spread mark of 21-19-0 in 40 games with a line this season.

Pablo López (Marlins Probable Starter)

  • Lopez makes the start for the Marlins, his ninth of the season. He is 4-1 with a 1.76 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 46 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance came on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals, when the right-hander threw 3 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put together a 1.76 ERA and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings during eight games this season, while allowing a batting average of .186 to opposing batters.
  • Lopez has four quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Lopez enters the game with six outings of five or more innings pitched this season.
  • He meets a Rays offense that ranks 11th in the league with 180 total runs scored while batting .239 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .387 slugging percentage (15th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 42 home runs (11th in the league).
  • The 26-year-old ranks sixth in ERA (1.76), seventh in WHIP (.913), and 19th in K/9 (9.4) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Marlins Batting Stats

  • The Marlins rank 15th in MLB action with 40 total home runs.
  • This season, the Marlins’ .395 slugging percentage is ninth-best in baseball.
  • Miami is 10th in the league with a .244 batting average.
  • Averaging 4.2 runs per game (168 total), the Marlins are the 16th-highest scoring team in baseball.
  • Miami’s .316 on-base percentage ranks ninth-best in baseball.
  • The Marlins strike out 9.0 times per game to rank 21st in the league.

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