Rays vs Marlins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 3, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 3, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays (2-0) will try to sweep the Miami Marlins (0-2) on Saturday at Marlins Park. The Rays lead 2-0, and are favored (-120) against the underdog Marlins (+102) in the matchup, which starts at 6:10 PM ET. Rich Hill starts for Tampa Bay while Miami will counter with Elieser Hernandez.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 3, 2021, 9:00 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:

Hill (TB) Pitcher Hernandez (MIA)
2 – 2 W/L 1 – 0
38.2 IP 25.2
3.03 ERA 3.16
1.160 WHIP 1.010
7.2 K/9 11.9
4.0 BB/9 1.8

Rays Probable Starter Rich Hill

  • Hill starts for the first time this season for the Rays.
  • The 41-year-old left-hander last appeared Sunday, Sept. 27 against the Reds, when he started and went 5 2/3 innings.
  • Hill’s team was never favored on the moneyline a season ago in games he pitched.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 3, 2021 at 2:06 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Marlins Stats vs Hill

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jesús Aguilar 10 .400 4 1 2 .500 1.300
Starling Marte 9 .222 2 0 3 .300 .633
Adam Duvall 1 .000 0 0 0 .667 .667

Marlins Probable Starter Elieser Hernandez

  • The Marlins will send Hernandez to the mound for his first start this season.
  • The 25-year-old righty last pitched Tuesday, Sept. 1 against the Blue Jays, tossing two innings as the starter.
  • Hernandez and his team finished 2-3 when he pitched and they were the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 3, 2021 at 2:06 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Hernandez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Manuel Margot 3 .667 2 1 1 .667 2.334
Kevin Kiermaier 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Francisco Mejía 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Austin Meadows 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Willy Adames 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rays Betting Trends

  • Last season the Rays were the 12th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.8 runs per game (289 total).
  • The Rays won 69% of the games last season they were favored on the moneyline (29-13).
  • Tampa Bay went 27-13 last year (winning 67.5% of its games) when it played as a moneyline favorite of -120 or shorter.
  • Tampa Bay combined with opponents to go over the total 25 times last season for a 25-29-2 record against the over/under.

Marlins Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Marlins won 19 out of the 43 games, or 44.2%, in which they were the underdog.
  • Miami entered 38 games last season as the underdog by +102 or more and was 17-21 in those contests.
  • 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.
  • Brandon Lowe hit 14 home runs with 37 RBI last year.
  • Lowe ranked 18th in HR among the qualifying hitters in baseball.

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 was not among league leaders in hits and batting average among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Starling Marte hit .281 with an OBP of .337 and a slugging percentage of .430.
  • 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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