Rays vs Marlins: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 1, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 1, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays look to start their season with a win as road favorites () in a season-opening matchup with the Miami Marlins. First pitch is on Thursday at 4:10 PM ET, live from Marlins Park. Tampa Bay’s Tyler Glasnow gets the start, and he’ll go against Miami’s Sandy Alcantara.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 31, 2021, 3:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Rays vs Marlins Betting Lines

Rays Betting Insights

  • Last season, the Rays won 29 out of the 42 games, or 69%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Tampa Bay was 18-11 last season when entering a game favored by -148 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Rays, based on the moneyline, is 57.3%.
  • Games involving Tampa Bay went over the total set by oddsmakers in 25 of 56 chances last season.

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Marlins Betting Insights

  • The Marlins came away with 19 wins in the 43 contests they were listed as the underdogs in last season.
  • Last year, Miami won 15 of 33 games when listed as at least +125 on the moneyline.
  • The Marlins have an implied victory probability of 42.7% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Miami and its opponents went over in 29 of their 54 games with a total set by sportsbooks last season.

Marlins Probable Pitcher – Sandy Alcantara

    • Alcantara makes his first start of the season for the Marlins.
    • In his last appearance on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the 25-year-old right-hander started the game and went six innings against the Braves.
    • Alcantara’s team went 4-1 in games he appeared in when they were the underdog on the moneyline a season ago.

Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of March 31, 2021 at 7:58 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 0-0
Home 0-0
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 0-0
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 0-0

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Rays Probable Pitcher – Tyler Glasnow

    • The Rays will send Glasnow to the mound for his first start this season.
    • The last time the 27-year-old pitched was on Monday, Oct. 26 against the Dodgers. The righty threw five innings as the starter in that matchup.
    • Glasnow and his team won 87.5% of the games he started as the moneyline favorite last season, with a record of 7-1.

Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of March 31, 2021 at 7:58 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Marlins Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 0-0
Home 0-0
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 0-0
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 0-0

Rays Hitting Stats

  • The Rays ranked 14th in MLB play with 80 home runs last season. They averaged 1.3 per game.
  • The Rays hit 55 homers away from home last season (1.4 per game).
  • Willy Adames finished last season with eight home runs, 23 RBI and a batting average of .259.
  • Brandon Lowe slugged 14 homers and finished with 37 RBI.

Marlins Hitting Stats

  • The Marlins ranked 25th in Major League Baseball with 60 home runs.
  • In 31 games at home last season, they hit 24 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
  • Starling Marte hit .281 last season with 14 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 11 walks.
  • Jesus Aguilar had 10 doubles, eight home runs and 23 walks while hitting .277.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Marlins (+125)

Over/Under Pick: Over (7.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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