Rays riding longest over streak of MLB season
The Tampa Bay Rays might not be such a hot moneyline bet in 2013, but the over has been on fire in their games recently.
Tampa Bay has played over the total in 13 straight games heading into Saturday, which is the longest over streak in the majors this season. This stretch started versus the Chicago White Sox on April 26.
Friday's game featured a total of eight and Tampa defeated the San Diego Padres 6-3 to move to 13 straight played over the total.
The Rays continue a three-game home set with the San Diego Padres Saturday. The total for the game currently sits at eight.
The Oakland Athletics had put together a string of nine games that had gone over the total earlier this season, but Tampa Bay has made that look like child's play. A $100 bettor would be up $1,258.72 if they had wagered the over on the Rays' previous 13 games.
The perfect storm of run scoring and a failure to prevent foes from crossing the plate is fueling the streak of high scores. The Rays have averaged 6.3 runs per game while allowing 5.5 rpg from opponents.Note: The Atlanta Braves are on a seven-game over streak heading into their game Saturday.