Rays vs Marlins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 1, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 31, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays will take the field as favorites () on the road in the season opener against the Miami Marlins () at Marlins Park on Thursday, with the pirst pitch at 4:10 PM ET. Tampa Bay’s Tyler Glasnow and Miami’s Sandy Alcantara will start this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 30, 2021, 3:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Rays vs Marlins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Glasnow (TB) Pitcher Alcantara (MIA)
5 – 1 W/L 3 – 2
57.1 IP 42.0
4.08 ERA 3
1.13 WHIP 1.19
14.3 K/9 8.4
3.5 BB/9 3.2

Rays Probable Starter Tyler Glasnow

  • Glasnow will start for the Rays, his first this season.
  • The 27-year-old righty last appeared Monday, Oct. 26 against the Dodgers, when he started and went five innings.
  • Glasnow and his team had a 7-1 record in the eight games he appeared in when they were moneyline favorites a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of March 30, 2021 at 8:11 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Marlins Probable Starter Sandy Alcantara

  • The Marlins will send out Alcantara for his first start of the season.
  • The last time the 25-year-old righty pitched was on Tuesday, Oct. 6, throwing six innings as the starter against the Braves.
  • Alcantara and his team won four of the games he started as the moneyline underdog last season, with a record of 4-1.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of March 30, 2021 at 8:11 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Betting Trends

  • Last season the Rays scored the 12th-most runs in baseball (289 total, 4.8 per game).
  • The Rays finished with a 29-13 record in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 69% of those games).
  • In games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -157 or shorter, Tampa Bay had a record of 14-10 (58.3%).
  • In the 56 games oddsmakers set an over/under for Tampa Bay, it combined with opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-29-2).

Marlins Betting Trends

  • The Marlins won 19, or 44.2%, of the 43 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Miami had a record of 15-16, a 48.4% win rate, when they were set as an underdog of +135 or more by bookmakers last season.
  • Miami and its opponents went over the total last season in 29 of their 54 opportunities.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Randy Arozarena had a batting average of .281 with 18 total hits last season.
  • Willy Adames had 15 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 20 walks while hitting .259.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Adames’ .481 SLG ranked 11th.

Rays Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Lowe 193 .269 36 14 37 .362 .916
Willy Adames 185 .259 29 8 23 .332 .813
Joey Wendle 168 .286 24 4 17 .339 .774
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 157 .197 27 8 24 .310 .705
Manuel Margot 145 .269 19 1 11 .327 .679
Kevin Kiermaier 138 .217 16 3 22 .316 .678
Austin Meadows 132 .205 19 4 13 .296 .667
Ji-Man Choi 122 .230 16 3 16 .322 .732
Yandy Díaz 114 .307 16 2 11 .423 .809
Michael Brosseau 86 .302 12 5 12 .378 .936

Marlins Players to Watch

  • Jesus Aguilar finished last season with eight home runs, 34 RBI and a batting average of .277.
  • Aguilar’s average, hits and home run totals ranked outside of the top 25 among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Starling Marte collected 64 hits, posted an OBP of .337 and a .430 SLG.
  • Among qualified hitters, Marte ranked 19th in SLG (.430), and 17th in hits (64) in the league.

Marlins Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Starling Marte 228 .281 36 6 27 .337 .767
Brian Anderson 200 .255 27 11 38 .342 .807
Corey Dickerson 194 .258 25 7 17 .308 .710
Adam Duvall 190 .237 34 16 33 .301 .833
Jesús Aguilar 188 .277 31 8 34 .352 .809
Miguel Rojas 125 .304 20 4 20 .383 .879
Jon Berti 120 .258 21 2 14 .388 .738
Garrett Cooper 120 .283 20 6 20 .353 .853
Lewis Brinson 106 .226 14 3 12 .268 .636
Jorge Alfaro 93 .226 12 3 16 .273 .617

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