Baseball Betting: Marlins vs. Rays in Battle of Florida

May 17th, 2024 Betting on MLB Baseball

Baseball betting is full of interesting online betting match ups. Not that the Florida Marlins versus the Tampa Bay Rays is one of the marquee battles, but it should be.Both of these teams are highly entertaining to watch and a tremendously exciting if you like to bet on baseball. Baseball fans will see these two teams square off in a battle for Florida on Saturday June 27th at 8:05 pm Eastern time. If you’ve bet on baseball on this series before you’ll know that anything can happen when these two scrappy teams take to the field.

The majority of baseball fans probably didn’t know much about the Rays until last year when they turned the crowd on its head and made an improbable run at the World Series after spending years in the baseball purgatory as the worst team in the league. And not many fans bet on baseball games featuring the over achieving Marlins even though they could very well be the most exciting team in baseball betting.

They generally lead the league in come-from-behind wins in the ninth inning, and no matter what a team’s record is, that also makes them worth a try. This year the Marlins bull pen has been simply awful. The starting rotation, aside from a few excellent pitchers has also been below baseball average. But somehow the Fish manage to hang in there and find themselves just 3.5 games out first in the NL East baseball betting division.

Josh Johnson has been superb on the mound going 7-1 with a 2.66 ERA and is among the baseball  favorites to win the NL Cy Young Award. At the plate the team has been living and dying by the long ball –which makes for some exciting baseball betting. All Star Handley Ramirez has been his usual stellar self and three Marlins are on pace to drive in 100RBIs this baseball betting season. Johnson is scheduled to pitch in this match up and will give the Fish their best chance of winning.

But they’ll have their work cut out for them in Tampa as the Rays will almost certainly be the bet on baseball favorites. Tampa is very tough at home with a 21-12 record. Slugger Evan Longoria is making a case for the AL baseball MVP award with 16 HRs, 60 RBIs and a .299 BA. Look for the Rays to win the three game series at home. But if the Marlins are going to win any of these baseball contests against their in-state rivals it will be this one. Johnson should pull through and get the win.

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