Normally the Rockies would be a small favorite at home in MLB betting odds at the sportsbook but the Rays are considered the better team with the better pitching staff.
MLB odds scheduling information tells us that this is the 2nd of a three-game series between the two teams. It is the second game of a six-game road trip for the Rays.
Colorado has won five of the last nine meetings between the two teams in MLB odds. Tampa and Colorado have only met nine times since 2002 as MLB odds information shows. It seems they play one series every few years. They met for three games in Colorado in 2002 as the Rockies swept the Rays in three close games. Tampa returned the favor at home in 2004 and won all three games. Two years ago it was the Rockies winning two of three at home against the Rays in MLB betting odds. That means before this series began the home team had won eight of the last nine games versus the MLB odds at the sports book.
Tampa Bay has been winning games this season versus the MLB betting odds with offense and that is a major surprise. The Rays pitching has been below average but their hitting has been great. It is supposed to be the opposite in MLB odds stats for the Rays and perhaps before the season is over it will be. Tampa has struggled on the road this season versus the MLB odds but against a weak Colorado team they may be able to reverse the historical trends in this series.
Colorado has been very poor this season versus the MLB odds at home. The Rockies have usually been very tough at home but not this season. The Rockies have been in the Top 10 in offense but their pitching has been below average as MLB odds stats show.
Taking Tampa and Colorado over the total at the sports book has been the way to go when these teams have played. The over was 6-2-1 versus the MLB odds in the last nine meetings between the two teams. With Tampa Bay hitting the ball so well there could be some runs scored in this MLB betting odds series.
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