Best Tampa Bay Rays Betting Sites

The Rays play in one of the toughest divisions in baseball, yet the club continues to find a way to compete on a limited budget each season. The Rays were founded in 1998 and have had much success in the short period since the club broke into the league. Just 10 years afters inception, the Rays captured the AL Pennant in 2008 before being downed by the Phillies in the World Series. The organization had its greatest success under manager Joe Maddon, who also helped the Rays win two American League East Division titles during his time with the club. [+]

Each season, the Rays are handcuffed with a much smaller payroll than other MLB giants such as division rivals New York Yankees, Boston Bruins and even the Toronto Blue Jays. Instead, Tampa Bay scouts have been able to get ahead of the curve by finding players that could grow in the system. In 2006, the Rays drafted all-star third baseman Evan Longoria and a year later selected southpaw ace David Price.

Longoria has amassed more than 1,300 games and 5,000 at bats with the Rays and is the franchise leader with over 1,350 hits in a Tampa Bay uniform. The three-time all-star also holds franchise-best marks in home runs and RBIs. Starting pitcher James Shields holds the record for most victories with 87, while former closer Roberto Hernandez’s 101 saves is still a franchise best.

 

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Lines Today

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Tampa Bay Rays Scores & Schedule

Stay in the action with our calendar widget, which offers the Tampa Bay Rays’ complete schedule as well as odds and scores from previous games to show you how the club as fared in other series.

 

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February 2018 (7)
Fri 23 Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 3 Orioles
Fri 23 Pirates 3 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays Odds
Sat 24 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 4 Boston Red Sox +120 -141 Odds
Sun 25 Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 5 Minnesota Twins Odds
Mon 26 Blue Jays 4 - 7 Tampa Bay Rays +120 -141 Odds
Tue 27 Orioles 2 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays +110 -130 Odds
Wed 28 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 1 Minnesota Twins
March 2018 (28)
Thu 1 Orioles 5 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays +123 -143 Odds
Fri 2 Phillies 9 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays +110 -130 Odds
Sat 3 Tampa Bay Rays 7 - 4 Detroit Tigers -111 -109 Odds
Sun 4 Tampa Bay Rays 9 - 1 New York Yankees +150 -169 Odds
Tue 6 Boston Red Sox 9 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays -149 +130 Odds
Wed 7 Orioles 7 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays +135 -154 Odds
Thu 8 Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 6 Boston Red Sox +155 -175 Odds
Fri 9 Minnesota Twins 4 - 3 Tampa Bay Rays -105 -115 Odds
Sat 10 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 3 Phillies +110 -130 Odds
Sun 11 Minnesota Twins 6 - 5 Tampa Bay Rays -105 -115 Odds
Tue 13 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 6 Phillies +100 -120 Odds
Wed 14 Tampa Bay Rays 9 - 3 Pirates +105 -125 Odds
Thu 15 Minnesota Twins 8 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays +115 -135 Odds
Fri 16 Tampa Bay Rays 11 - 1 Minnesota Twins
Sat 17 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 4 Boston Red Sox +145 -164 Odds
Sun 18 Detroit Tigers 5 - 10 Tampa Bay Rays +140 -161 Odds
Mon 19 Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 2 New York Yankees +165 -189 Odds
Wed 21 Boston Red Sox 8 - 3 Tampa Bay Rays +100 -120 Odds
Thu 22 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 3 Blue Jays
Fri 23 Blue Jays 5 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays
Fri 23 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 6 Orioles
Sat 24 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 7 Pirates -110 -110 Odds
Sun 25 New York Yankees 1 - 11 Tampa Bay Rays -135 +115 Odds
Mon 26 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 2 Detroit Tigers +111 -132 Odds
Tue 27 Detroit Tigers 2 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays +155 -175 Odds
Thu 29 Reg. MD1 Boston Red Sox 4 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays -167 +157 Odds
Fri 30 Reg. MD1 Boston Red Sox 1 - 0 Tampa Bay Rays Odds
Sat 31 Reg. MD1 Boston Red Sox 3 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays -112 +102 Odds
April 2018 (24)
Sun 1 Reg. MD1 Boston Red Sox 2 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays -105 -105 Odds
Tue 3 Reg. MD2 Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 11 New York Yankees +164 -175 Odds
Wed 4 Reg. MD2 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 7 New York Yankees +229 -250 Odds
Thu 5 Reg. MD2 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 3 Boston Red Sox +208 -227 Odds
Sat 7 Reg. MD2 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 10 Boston Red Sox +156 -167 Odds
Sun 8 Reg. MD2 Tampa Bay Rays 7 - 8 Boston Red Sox +181 -192 Odds
Mon 9 Reg. MD3 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 4 White Sox Odds
Tue 10 Reg. MD3 Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 5 White Sox -112 +103 Odds
Wed 11 Reg. MD3 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 2 White Sox -120 +110 Odds
Fri 13 Reg. MD3 Phillies 2 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays +102 -112 Odds
Sat 14 Reg. MD3 Phillies 9 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays +118 -128
Sun 15 Reg. MD3 Phillies 10 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays +131 -141
Mon 16 Reg. MD4 Texas Rangers 4 - 8 Tampa Bay Rays +165 -175
Tue 17 Reg. MD4 Texas Rangers 7 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays +140 -149
Wed 18 Reg. MD4 Texas Rangers 2 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays -120 +110
Fri 20 Reg. MD4 Minnesota Twins 7 - 8 Tampa Bay Rays +120 -130
Sat 21 Reg. MD4 Minnesota Twins 1 - 10 Tampa Bay Rays +110 -120
Sun 22 Reg. MD4 Minnesota Twins 6 - 8 Tampa Bay Rays +105 -115
Wed 25 Reg. MD5 Tampa Bay Rays 8 - 4 Orioles +102 -112
Thu 26 Reg. MD5 Tampa Bay Rays 9 - 5 Orioles +120 -130
Fri 27 Reg. MD5 Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 3 Boston Red Sox +136 -145
Sat 28 Reg. MD5 Tampa Bay Rays 12 - 6 Boston Red Sox +190 -204
Sun 29 Reg. MD5 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 4 Boston Red Sox +190 -204
Mon 30 Reg. MD6 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 2 Detroit Tigers -132 +121
May 2018 (28)
Tue 1 Reg. MD6 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 2 Detroit Tigers -154 +145
Wed 2 Reg. MD6 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 3 Detroit Tigers -125 +115
Fri 4 Reg. MD6 Blue Jays 2 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays -152 +142
Sat 5 Reg. MD6 Blue Jays 3 - 5 Tampa Bay Rays -106 -103
Sun 6 Reg. MD6 Blue Jays 2 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays +122 -132
Tue 8 Reg. MD7 Atlanta Braves 1 - 0 Tampa Bay Rays +120 -130
Wed 9 Reg. MD7 Atlanta Braves 5 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays -106 -103
Fri 11 Reg. MD7 Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 9 Orioles +117 -127
Sat 12 Reg. MD7 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 6 Orioles -133 +123
Sat 12 Reg. MD7 Tampa Bay Rays 10 - 3 Orioles
Sun 13 Reg. MD7 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 17 Orioles +108 -118
Mon 14 Reg. MD8 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 1 Royals -108 -103
Tue 15 Reg. MD8 Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 5 Royals -111 +101
Wed 16 Reg. MD8 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 3 Royals -111 +101
Thu 17 Reg. MD8 Tampa Bay Rays 7 - 1 Angels +155 -164
Fri 18 Reg. MD8 Tampa Bay Rays 8 - 3 Angels +132 -143
Sat 19 Reg. MD8 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 3 Angels +163 -172
Sun 20 Reg. MD8 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 5 Angels +178 -189
Tue 22 Reg. MD9 Boston Red Sox 4 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays -227 +212
Wed 23 Reg. MD9 Boston Red Sox 4 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays -133 +123
Thu 24 Reg. MD9 Boston Red Sox 3 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays -120 +110
Fri 25 Reg. MD9 Orioles 2 - 0 Tampa Bay Rays +145 -154
Sat 26 Reg. MD9 Orioles 1 - 5 Tampa Bay Rays +128 -137
Sun 27 Reg. MD9 Orioles 3 - 8 Tampa Bay Rays +102 -112
Mon 28 Reg. MD10 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 0 Athletics +121 -132
Tue 29 Reg. MD10 Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 3 Athletics -106 -103
Wed 30 Reg. MD10 Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 0 Athletics +118 -128
Thu 31 Reg. MD10 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 7 Athletics +127 -137
June 2018 (27)
Fri 1 Reg. MD10 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 4 Seattle Mariners +119 -130
Sat 2 Reg. MD10 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 3 Seattle Mariners +108 -118
Sun 3 Reg. MD10 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 2 Seattle Mariners +105 -115
Tue 5 Reg. MD11 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 4 Nationals +250 -278
Wed 6 Reg. MD11 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 11 Nationals +140 -149
Thu 7 Reg. MD11 Seattle Mariners 5 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays -105 -105
Fri 8 Reg. MD11 Seattle Mariners 4 - 3 Tampa Bay Rays +108 -118
Sat 9 Reg. MD11 Seattle Mariners 3 - 7 Tampa Bay Rays +130 -141
Sun 10 Reg. MD11 Seattle Mariners 5 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays -154 +145
Mon 11 Reg. MD12 Blue Jays 4 - 8 Tampa Bay Rays -105 -105
Tue 12 Reg. MD12 Blue Jays 1 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays +100 -110
Wed 13 Reg. MD12 Blue Jays 0 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays
Thu 14 Reg. MD12 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 4 New York Yankees +148 -159
Fri 15 Reg. MD12 Tampa Bay Rays 0 - 5 New York Yankees +196 -213
Sat 16 Reg. MD12 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 4 New York Yankees +292 -333
Sun 17 Reg. MD12 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 1 New York Yankees +225 -244
Mon 18 Reg. MD13 Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 5 Houston Astros +242 -263
Tue 19 Reg. MD13 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 1 Houston Astros +216 -233
Wed 20 Reg. MD13 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 5 Houston Astros +230 -250
Fri 22 Reg. MD13 New York Yankees 1 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays -154 +143
Sat 23 Reg. MD13 New York Yankees 0 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays -172 +162
Sun 24 Reg. MD13 New York Yankees 6 - 7 Tampa Bay Rays -179 +170
Mon 25 Reg. MD14 Nationals 0 - 11 Tampa Bay Rays +103 -112
Tue 26 Reg. MD14 Nationals 0 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays -196 +181
Thu 28 Reg. MD14 Houston Astros 1 - 0 Tampa Bay Rays -152 +141
Fri 29 Reg. MD14 Houston Astros 2 - 3 Tampa Bay Rays -182 +172
Sat 30 Reg. MD14 Houston Astros 2 - 5 Tampa Bay Rays -164 +153
July 2018 (25)
Sun 1 Reg. MD14 Houston Astros 2 - 3 Tampa Bay Rays -143 +132
Mon 2 Reg. MD15 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 3 Miami Marlins -132 +122
Tue 3 Reg. MD15 Tampa Bay Rays 9 - 6 Miami Marlins +101 -111
Wed 4 Reg. MD15 Tampa Bay Rays 0 - 3 Miami Marlins -137 +128
Fri 6 Reg. MD15 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 5 New York Mets +149 -159
Sat 7 Reg. MD15 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 0 New York Mets -132 +121
Sun 8 Reg. MD15 Tampa Bay Rays 9 - 0 New York Mets -116 +106
Mon 9 Reg. MD16 Detroit Tigers 9 - 10 Tampa Bay Rays +207 -227
Tue 10 Reg. MD16 Detroit Tigers 2 - 5 Tampa Bay Rays +172 -182
Wed 11 Reg. MD16 Detroit Tigers 2 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays +126 -135
Thu 12 Reg. MD16 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 5 Minnesota Twins -139 +129
Fri 13 Reg. MD16 Tampa Bay Rays 8 - 11 Minnesota Twins -105 -105
Sat 14 Reg. MD16 Tampa Bay Rays 19 - 6 Minnesota Twins +113 -123
Sun 15 Reg. MD16 Tampa Bay Rays 7 - 11 Minnesota Twins -102 -108
Fri 20 Reg. MD17 Miami Marlins 6 - 5 Tampa Bay Rays +152 -161
Sat 21 Reg. MD17 Miami Marlins 3 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays
Sun 22 Reg. MD17 Miami Marlins 4 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays
Mon 23 Reg. MD18 New York Yankees 6 - 7 Tampa Bay Rays
Tue 24 Reg. MD18 New York Yankees 4 - 0 Tampa Bay Rays
Wed 25 Reg. MD18 New York Yankees 2 - 3 Tampa Bay Rays -135 +125
Thu 26 Reg. MD18 Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 3 Orioles -127 +116
Fri 27 Reg. MD18 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 15 Orioles -154 +143
Sat 28 Reg. MD18 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 11 Orioles -115 +105
Sun 29 Reg. MD18 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 11 Orioles -112 +103
Tue 31 Reg. MD19 Angels 6 - 10 Tampa Bay Rays -115 +105
August 2018 (27)
Wed 1 Reg. MD19 Angels 2 - 7 Tampa Bay Rays +120 -130
Thu 2 Reg. MD19 Angels 2 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays +133 -143
Fri 3 Reg. MD19 White Sox 3 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays +177 -189
Sat 4 Reg. MD19 White Sox 2 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays +133 -143
Sun 5 Reg. MD19 White Sox 8 - 7 Tampa Bay Rays +141 -152
Tue 7 Reg. MD20 Orioles 3 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays +160 -169
Wed 8 Reg. MD20 Orioles 5 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays +160 -169
Thu 9 Reg. MD20 Orioles 4 - 5 Tampa Bay Rays +183 -196
Fri 10 Reg. MD20 Tampa Bay Rays 7 - 0 Blue Jays -118 +107
Sat 11 Reg. MD20 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 1 Blue Jays -105 -105
Sun 12 Reg. MD20 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 2 Blue Jays +119 -130
Tue 14 Reg. MD21 Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 4 New York Yankees +182 -196
Wed 15 Reg. MD21 Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 1 New York Yankees +170 -179
Thu 16 Reg. MD21 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 1 New York Yankees +165 -175
Fri 17 Reg. MD21 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 7 Boston Red Sox +169 -179
Sat 18 Reg. MD21 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 5 Boston Red Sox +196 -213
Sun 19 Reg. MD21 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 0 Boston Red Sox +183 -196
Mon 20 Reg. MD22 Royals 0 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays +194 -208
Tue 21 Reg. MD22 Royals 1 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays +245 -270
Wed 22 Reg. MD22 Royals 3 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays +168 -179
Thu 23 Reg. MD22 Royals 3 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays +157 -167
Fri 24 Reg. MD22 Boston Red Sox 3 - 10 Tampa Bay Rays -116 +106
Sat 25 Reg. MD22 Boston Red Sox 1 - 5 Tampa Bay Rays -149 +140
Sun 26 Reg. MD22 Boston Red Sox 1 - 9 Tampa Bay Rays +104 -114
Tue 28 Reg. MD23 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 9 Atlanta Braves +119 -130
Wed 29 Reg. MD23 Tampa Bay Rays 8 - 5 Atlanta Braves +122 -132
Fri 31 Reg. MD23 Tampa Bay Rays 0 - 3 Indians +178 -189
September 2018 (28)
Sat 1 Reg. MD23 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 3 Indians +117 -127
Sun 2 Reg. MD23 Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 4 Indians +189 -204
Mon 3 Reg. MD24 Tampa Bay Rays 7 - 1 Blue Jays -101 -109
Tue 4 Reg. MD24 Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 0 Blue Jays -120 +110
Wed 5 Reg. MD24 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 10 Blue Jays -137 +128
Fri 7 Reg. MD24 Orioles 2 - 14 Tampa Bay Rays +250 -278
Sat 8 Reg. MD24 Orioles 5 - 10 Tampa Bay Rays +222 -244
Sun 9 Reg. MD24 Orioles 3 - 8 Tampa Bay Rays +233 -256
Mon 10 Reg. MD25 Indians 5 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays -152 +141
Tue 11 Reg. MD25 Indians 2 - 0 Tampa Bay Rays -133 +124
Wed 12 Reg. MD25 Indians 1 - 3 Tampa Bay Rays -102 -108
Fri 14 Reg. MD25 Athletics 2 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays +117 -127
Sat 15 Reg. MD25 Athletics 5 - 7 Tampa Bay Rays +101 -111
Sun 16 Reg. MD25 Athletics 4 - 5 Tampa Bay Rays -116 +106
Mon 17 Reg. MD26 Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 0 Texas Rangers -137 +128
Tue 18 Reg. MD26 Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 0 Texas Rangers -189 +178
Wed 19 Reg. MD26 Tampa Bay Rays 9 - 3 Texas Rangers -147 +137
Thu 20 Reg. MD26 Tampa Bay Rays 8 - 9 Blue Jays -152 +141
Fri 21 Reg. MD26 Tampa Bay Rays 11 - 3 Blue Jays -143 +133
Sat 22 Reg. MD26 Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 5 Blue Jays -143 +133
Sun 23 Reg. MD26 Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 2 Blue Jays -179 +169
Mon 24 Reg. MD27 New York Yankees 4 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays -118 +107
Tue 25 Reg. MD27 New York Yankees 9 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays -200 +185
Wed 26 Reg. MD27 New York Yankees 7 - 8 Tampa Bay Rays -164 +155
Thu 27 Reg. MD27 New York Yankees 12 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays -152 +142
Fri 28 Reg. MD27 Blue Jays 19:10 Tampa Bay Rays +166 -175
Sat 29 Reg. MD27 Blue Jays 18:10 Tampa Bay Rays +216 -233
Sun 30 Reg. MD27 Blue Jays 15:10 Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays Standings Right Now

When you look at the Tampa Bay Rays up to date standings here, where they are situated will be all about their pitching. But while the Rays possess a sensational starting rotation, their bullpen can be an adventure.

 

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# team P W L p+ p- %
1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 159 107 52 855 626 0.673
2 Houston Astros Houston Astros 158 100 58 786 524 0.633
3 New York Yankees New York Yankees 159 98 61 830 648 0.616
4 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 159 96 63 799 659 0.604
5 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 159 93 66 741 631 0.585
6 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 159 92 67 728 648 0.579
7 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 159 89 70 798 632 0.560
8 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 159 89 70 748 649 0.560
9 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 159 89 70 759 726 0.560
10 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 159 88 71 771 601 0.553
11 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 159 88 71 697 632 0.553
12 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 159 87 72 748 672 0.547
13 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 159 86 73 658 703 0.541
14 Washington Nationals Washington Nationals 159 81 78 757 663 0.509
15 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 159 81 78 683 633 0.509
16 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 158 80 78 678 681 0.506
17 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 159 78 81 706 708 0.491
18 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 159 78 81 669 717 0.491
19 New York Mets New York Mets 159 75 84 673 699 0.472
20 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 158 74 84 711 763 0.468
21 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 159 73 86 596 671 0.459
22 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 159 72 87 695 813 0.453
23 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 159 67 92 729 829 0.421
24 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 159 66 93 684 805 0.415
25 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 159 64 95 606 757 0.403
26 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 159 64 95 620 773 0.403
27 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 158 62 96 644 821 0.392
28 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 158 62 96 581 806 0.392
29 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 159 57 102 622 813 0.358
30 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 158 46 112 612 881 0.291

How To Win At Tampa Bay Rays Betting

With the loss of key pitchers David Price and James Shields, you would expect the Rays to regress and suffer through years of pain and anguish, right? Well, that may be the case in other organizations, but the Rays have several key pieces coming through the ranks that will keep the club competitive for many years to come.

The Rays acquired highly coveted pitching prospect Jose De Leon in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The right-hander throws fastball that clocks about 95 m.p.h. and showed promise in Triple-A. Some see De Leon as a No. 2 or strong No. 3 in the Big Leagues.

However, pitching is the least of the concerns for the Rays, who finished last in the American League in batting average in 2016. The club lacks power after Longoria, whose numbers will most likely decline as the third baseman continues to age. Tampa Bay also finished with 1,333 hits in 2016, which was last in the American League. In addition, the club had the most strikeouts (1,482) in the AL — something they’ll need to improve on if they want to contend for another division title or wild-card spot.

How far away are the Rays from taking that next step? Let’s face it, the Rays will always be the underdogs, but ones that could turn a few heads down the road.

Ready to put your money down on the Tampa Bay Rays? Here are a few online sportsbooks to consider using before placing your wager.