Rays at Marlins 5/15/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins
MLB: 7:10 PM EST
May. 15, 2019
Latest Odds : TB -140 O/U 8.5
On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays visit the Miami Marlins to conclude a two-game interleague series. Tampa Bay was off on Monday, but the Rays were defeated Sunday by the New York Yankees 7-1. Tampa Bay has now lost three of their last four. The loss cut Tampa Bay’s lead in the American League East to a half-game over the Yankees.
Miami was off on Monday, rained out on Sunday and lost their fifth straight Saturday after falling to the Mets 4-1. The Marlins were able to score just one run against Jacob deGrom and the Mets bullpen. The Marlins have now lost 12 of the last 14 and own baseball’s worst record at 10-29.
Brandon Lowe leads in Tampa Bay with a .288 batting average. Yandy Diaz leads in home runs with nine, while Austin Meadows leads in RBIs with 22. Tommy Pham leads in hits with 41.Tampa Bay is averaging .255 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .211. Tampa Bay has not yet announced its starting pitcher for Wednesday’s final game of the series with the Marlins.
Miguel Rojas leads Miami with a .244 batting average. Jorge Alfaro leads the Marlins in home runs with five, while Curtis Granderson leads in RBIs with 11. Miami has a batting average of .219 while opposing hitters are averaging .250. On Wednesday, the Marlins will Jose Urena to the mound. The right-hander this season is 1-5 with an ERA of 4.82, 32 Ks and 15 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Tampa Bay is 2-4 in its last 6 versus Miami
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Rays last 6 on the road versus the Marlins
Miami is 0-5 in its last 5
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Marlins last 6 at home versus Tampa Bay
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 8.5
While Tampa Bay is the far better team this season and will win this game on the road, the best play here is the UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Marlins last 5 in interleague play and 5 of the last 6 at home versus Tampa Bay. The Rays have seen the UNDER cash in 4 of their last 5 played on the road. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win, but our best play is UNDER 4-1.