Rays vs Marlins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 2, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 2, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays visit the Miami Marlins on Friday at 7:10 PM ET. The Rays are moneyline favorites () against the underdog Marlins (). Ryan Yarbrough starts for Tampa Bay while Miami will counter with 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 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:

Yarbrough (TB) Pitcher López (MIA)
1 – 4 W/L 6 – 4
55.2 IP 57.1
3.56 ERA 3.61
1.170 WHIP 1.170
7.1 K/9 9.3
1.8 BB/9 2.7

Rays Probable Starter Ryan Yarbrough

  • Yarbrough takes the mound for his first start of the season for the Rays.
  • The 29-year-old lefty came out of the bullpen and threw scoreless two-thirds of an inning when he last appeared Wednesday, Oct. 28 against the Dodgers.
  • Yarbrough and his team put together a 4-3 record in the seven games he pitched when they were moneyline favorites a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 2, 2021 at 6:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Marlins Stats vs Yarbrough

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Brian Anderson 6 .000 0 0 0 .143 .143
Miguel Rojas 5 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Garrett Cooper 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Corey Dickerson 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jorge Alfaro 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Adam Duvall 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Marlins Probable Starter Pablo López

  • The Marlins will send Lopez to the mound for his first start this season.
  • The 25-year-old righty last pitched Wednesday, Oct. 7 against the Braves, tossing five innings as the starter.
  • Lopez and his team won as underdogs in three of his seven appearances last season with a moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 2, 2021 at 6:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs López

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Lowe 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willy Adames 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Manuel Margot 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Austin Meadows 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .900
Kevin Kiermaier 4 .250 1 0 2 .400 .650
Yandy Díaz 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 2 1.000 2 1 1 1.000 3.500

Rays Betting Trends

  • Last season the Rays scored the 12th-most runs in baseball (289 total, 4.8 per game).
  • The Rays finished 29-13 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 69% of those games).
  • Tampa Bay went 28-13 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -110 or shorter (68.3%).
  • In the 56 games bookmakers 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 were underdogs in 43 games last season and won 19 (44.2%) of those contests.
  • Miami was 19-23 last season when entering a game as the underdog by -105 or more on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Miami went over the total set by sportsbooks in 29 of 54 chances last season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Randy Arozarena had a batting average of .281 with 18 total hits last season.
  • Brandon Lowe hit 14 home runs with 37 runs batted in last year.
  • Lowe ranked 18th in HR among qualifying hitters in MLB play.

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
Yandy Díaz 114 .307 16 2 11 .423 .809
Michael Brosseau 86 .302 12 5 12 .378 .936
Mike Zunino 75 .147 8 4 10 .238 .598

Marlins Players to Watch

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

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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