Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins odds, tips and betting trends | May 25

The Tampa Bay Rays (25-17) and Miami Marlins (18-23) will battle on Wednesday at Tropicana Field, with first pitch at 6:40 PM ET.

The Rays are favored at home (-181) against the Marlins (+155). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Tampa Bay Rays looking to Drew Rasmussen (4-1), and Cody Poteet answering the bell for the Miami Marlins.

Shane McClanahan (6.0 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 9 K) earned the win in the Rays’ 4-0 victory over the Marlins yesterday. Harold Ramirez led the way offensively, going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and an RBI. Pablo Lopez (7.0 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 8 K) was handed the loss for the Marlins.

Here’s what you need to prepare for Wednesday’s Rays vs. Marlins matchup.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins Odds and Betting Lines

Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Wednesday at 2:04 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Rays (-181, bet $181 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Marlins (+155, bet $100 to win $155)
  • Over/under: 7.5

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Rays Stats and Trends

Rays Betting Records

  • This season, the Rays have been favored 32 times and won 20, or 62.5%, of those games.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 5-5 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -181 on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 64.4% chance of a victory for the Rays.
  • Tampa Bay’s games have gone over the total in 19 of their 42 chances.
  • The Rays are 21-21-0 ATS in their 42 games with a spread this season.

Drew Rasmussen (Rays Probable Starter)

  • The Rays will hand the ball to Rasmussen (4-1) for his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander did not allow a run in five innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Detroit Tigers.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 2.33 and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .189 in eight games this season.
  • In eight starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in one of them.
  • Rasmussen will look to finish five or more innings for the sixth start in a row.
  • The Marlins have scored 168 runs this season, which ranks 21st in MLB. They have 333 hits, 18th in baseball, with 40 home runs (17th in the league).

Rays Batting Stats

  • The Rays have hit 45 homers this season, which ranks 10th in the league.
  • Hitters for the Rays rank 10th in the majors with a combined .393 team slugging percentage.
  • Tampa Bay ranks 13th in MLB with a .240 team batting average.
  • The Rays rank 14th in the league with 184 total runs scored this season.
  • Tampa Bay has an OBP of .302 this season, which ranks 19th in MLB.
  • The Rays rank 17th with an average of 8.6 strikeouts per game.

Marlins Stats and Trends

Marlins Betting Records

  • The Marlins have come away with seven wins in the 20 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Oddsmakers have given Miami the worst odds of winning they have seen this season with a +155 moneyline listed for this contest.
  • The Marlins have an implied victory probability of 39.2% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Miami and their opponents have hit the over in 19 of their 41 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Marlins are 21-20-0 against the spread in their 41 games that had a posted line this season.

Cody Poteet (Marlins Probable Starter)

  • The Marlins will look to Poteet (0-0) to open the game and make his second start of the season.
  • In his last time out — out of the bullpen on Saturday — the righty tossed two innings against the Atlanta Braves, giving up one earned run while surrendering two hits.
  • In 10 appearances this season, he has a .78 ERA and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are hitting .156 against him.
  • He will face off against a Rays squad that is batting .240 as a unit (13th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .393 (10th in the league) with 45 total home runs (10th in MLB play).

Marlins Batting Stats

  • The Marlins are 17th in MLB play with 40 home runs. They average 1.0 per game.
  • This season, the Marlins are 15th in the league, slugging .390.
  • Miami’s .242 batting average ranks 12th in MLB.
  • The offense for the Marlins is the No. 21 offense in MLB action scoring 4.1 runs per game (168 total runs).
  • Miami’s .315 on-base percentage ranks ninth-best in baseball.
  • The Marlins’ 9.0 strikeouts per game rank 21st in the league.

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