Rays vs Marlins: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 2, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 2, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays are favorites () on the moneyline when they take on the Miami Marlins on Friday at 7:10 PM ET. Tampa Bay’s Ryan Yarbrough gets the start, and he’ll go against Miami’s Pablo Lopez.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 2, 2021, 3:00 AM 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 28-13 last season when entering a game favored by -110 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 50.6% chance of a victory for the Rays.
  • Tampa Bay’s games went over the total in 25 of their 56 chances last season.

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Marlins Betting Insights

  • The Marlins won in 19, or 44.2%, of the 43 contests they were named as odds-on underdogs in last year.
  • Last year, Miami won 19 of 42 games when listed as at least -105 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Marlins have a 49.4% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Miami’s games went over the total in 29 of its 54 opportunities.

Marlins Probable Pitcher – Pablo López

    • Lopez will start for the Marlins, his first this season.
    • When he last appeared on Wednesday, Oct. 7, the 25-year-old right-hander started the game and went five innings against the Braves.
    • Lopez and his team had a 3-4 record in games he appeared in when they were the moneyline underdog a season ago.

Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 2, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

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Rays Probable Pitcher – Ryan Yarbrough

    • Yarbrough gets the nod for the Rays and will make his first start of the season.
    • The 29-year-old southpaw hasn’t pitched since last season. He last appeared on Wednesday, Oct. 28 against the Dodgers, when he pitched scoreless two-thirds of an inning out of the bullpen.
    • Yarbrough appeared in seven games last season as the moneyline favorite and his team finished with a record of 4-3 in those contests.

Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 2, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

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 home runs on the road last season (1.4 per game).
  • Brandon Lowe slugged 14 home runs and collected 37 RBI last season while batting .269.
  • Willy Adames collected 48 hits, posted an OBP of .332 and a .481 SLG.

Marlins Hitting Stats

  • The Marlins hit 60 homers last season, which ranked 25th in the league.
  • They hit two or more homers in 16 games last season and were 10-6 in those matchups.
  • 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 batting .277.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Rays (-110)

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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