Diamondbacks vs. Rays Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays put a beating on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Will they be able to do it again when they meet up tonight at 7:10PM ET?
927 Arizona Diamondbacks vs. 928 Tampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:10PM ET – Tropicana Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are the clear favorite at home, as Tampa is getting odds of -185 to win. Arizona is listed with a money line of +170 to win, while the over/under total is listed at 8.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 64 percent going on the Rays at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Diamondbacks get thumped
The Diamondbacks were soundly beaten on Monday, suffered a 12-1 loss at Tampa for their second straight loss. Arizona is 20-15 overall, 13-8 on the road and 19-14 with the over. Taylor Clarke gets the start for Arizona today. He is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA.
The Diamondbacks were held to just two hits in the loss on Monday, scoring a lone run in the ninth inning. They gave up seven runs over the first three innings as Merrill Kelly gave up seven runs over four innings of work on seven hits. He took the loss to fall to 3-3 on the season. Arizona scattered two singles and the lone run was actually scored on an error.
Rays look strong
Tampa returned home from a long road trip on Monday and put up an impressive 12-1 win over the Diamondbacks. The Rays have won three of their last four now. Tampa is now 22-12 on the season, 10-7 at home and 19-14 with the under. The Rays are going with a reliever start today, as Ryne Stanek will step on the mound first. He is 0-1 on the season with a 2.81 ERA.
The Rays got a great outing from Blake Snell, who pitched six innings of 1-hit ball, striking out nine hitters. He is now 3-3 on the season. Tommy Phan had two hits and four RBI in the win while Avisail Garcia had three hits, three RBI and scored three runs. Both hit their fifth home runs of the season in the victory.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are 8-20 in their last 28 interleague road games and 4-11 in their last 15 against AL East opponents.
The Rays have won eight of their last nine home starts for Stanek and 11-4 in his last 15 starts overall.
The relief starter has worked out pretty well for Tampa in the past and Stanek is pretty used to it. He has started eight of his 13 appearances this year. His last outing wasn’t good, but he had allowed just two earned runs over his previous nine appearances. Tampa has a great bullpen to back him up as well. Arizona has an unknown on the mound today, but I don’t think that is going to bode well against a Tampa team that has some great arms and is hitting the ball well at home.
MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays -185