Game Time: 6:40 pm ET, Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Venue: Tropicana Field, Petersburg, FL
Where to Watch: BSSUN
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Moneyline odds: Marlins +165, Rays -195; Over/Under: 7 runs
Bet365: Moneyline odds: Marlins +170, Rays -200; Over/Under: 7 runs
BetMGM: Moneyline odds: Marlins +165, Rays -195; Over/Under: 7 runs
Miami Marlins: 18-22 (4th place, NL East)
Tampa Bay Rays: 24-17 (2nd place, AL East)
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Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays Preview and Analysis
Miami Marlins: 5-5 last 10
Tampa Bay Rays: 6-4 last 10
Miami Marlins Analysis
The Marlins are coming into this game with a 18-22 record overall and they are 8-10 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games but are coming into this one off of a win in their last game which snapped a 3 game losing streak that they were on. They just lost their 3-game series against the Atlanta Braves 2-1, had Monday off as a rest day, and they are playing the series finale of a 2-game series with the Rays on Wednesday. This will be the 2nd game of the series on Wednesday with the series opener still to be played on Tuesday. Pablo López was the starting pitcher for them on Tuesday while Cody Poteet is on the mound for them here on Wednesday. He is 0-0 with a 0.78 ERA this season. His team lost 4 of their last 5 games this season with him starting. In his last start, he allowed 1 ER, 1 HR, and 0 BB with 1 K on 2 hits in 2 IP against the Atlanta Braves. They scored 10 runs in their last series averaging just over 3 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 12 runs against them averaging 4 runs allowed per game.
Tampa Bay Rays Analysis
The Rays are coming into this game with a 24-17 record overall and they are 13-9 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last one. They just lost their 3-game series against the Baltimore Orioles 2-1, had Monday off as a rest day, and they are playing the series finale of a 2-game series with the Marlins on Wednesday. This will be the 2nd game of the series on Wednesday with the series opener still to be played on Tuesday. Shane McClanahan is the starting pitcher for them on Tuesday while Drew Rasmussen is on the mound for them here on Wednesday. He is 4-1 with a 2.33 ERA this season. His team won 7 of their last 8 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 0 earned runs, 0 homers, and 0 BB with 7 strikeouts on 4 hits in 5 innings played against the Detroit Tigers. They scored 18 runs in their last series averaging 6 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 16 runs against them averaging just over 5 runs allowed per game.
Marlins vs Rays Prediction
The Rays are coming into this game playing well in their recent games but they did slip up a bit in their last series. They will be hungry to bounce back here with a series win and they are going up against a Marlins team that started off well this season but have been slipping themselves in their recent games with a lot of losses. They have Poteet starting in this game and he has been good this season but he also has not played in a lot of innings either. The Rays have Rasmussen starting here and he has been having a great season so far with the team finding success in the games he plays. He also offers a good chance to pitch deep into this game but even if he does not, the Rays have a much better bullpen to work with than the Marlins do. The Rays will be hungry here after dropping a series to the Orioles in their last one. The best bet here is on the Rays to win this game.
Marlins Rays Prediction: Our MLB Pick for Wednesday, May 25, 2022 (6:40 pm ET start time) is Rays 4 Marlins 1.
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MLB Betting Trends
Miami Marlins: 118-149 (-11.2 Units) ML in all games. 51-80 (-7.5 Units) ML in road games. 12-6 UNDER in road games.
Tampa Bay Rays: 176-111 (+36.8 Units) ML in all games. 91-48 (+17.6 Units) ML in home games. 13-8 UNDER in home games.
Miami Marlins: M. Rojas (SS) Ques Tues - Calf. J. Chisholm Jr. (SS) Ques Tues - Hamstring. J. Wendle (2B) Early June - Hamstring.
Tampa Bay Rays: M. Margot (CF) Prob Wed - Hamstring. B. Lowe (2B) Mid June - Back. Y. Diaz (3B) Out Tues - Shoulder.
"We had him at like 115 (pitches) before the game, depending on how he gets there. He was pretty clean all day. Wasn't in a lot of battles he had to go through. " - Don Mattingly after his team’s win against the Braves on Sunday.
"We had multiple opportunities to win that game. We just didn't get it done. The Orioles did." - Kevin Cash after his team’s loss against the Orioles on Sunday.
Garrett Cooper (R) DH
Jesus Aguilar (R) 1B
Jorge Soler (R) LF
Avisail Garcia (R) RF
Brian Anderson (R) 3B
Jacob Stallings (R) C
Jesus Sanchez (L) CF
Erik Gonzalez (R) SS
Joe Dunand (R) 2B
Tampa Bay Rays
Kevin Kiermaier (L) CF
Wander Franco (S) SS
Randy Arozarena (R) LF
Ji-Man Choi (L) 1B
Harold Ramirez (R) DH
Brett Phillips (L) RF
Isaac Paredes (R) 3B
Taylor Walls (S) 2B
Mike Zunino (R) C
Batting Average: Joe Dunand (.429)
Hits: Jesus Aguilar (39)
Home Runs: Jorge Soler (8)
RBI: Jazz Chisholm (27)
Stolen Bases: Jazz Chisholm (6)
Wins: Pablo Lopez (4)
Saves: Anthony Bender (6)
ERA: Daniel Castano (0.00)
Tampa Bay Rays
Batting Average: Manuel Margot (.348)
Hits: Randy Arozarena (41)
Home Runs: Brandon Lowe (5)
RBI: Manuel Margot (21)
Stolen Bases: Randy Arozarena (7)
Wins: Drew Rasmussen (4)
Saves: Andrew Kittredge (5)
ERA: J.P. Feyereisen (0.00)
Miami Marlins: Don Mattingly (7th season)
Tampa Bay Rays: Kevin Cash (8th season)