Rays vs. Marlins Prediction
Can the Tampa Bay Rays go on the road and hand the Miami Marlins another loss when the two meet up in interleague play tonight at 7:10PM ET?
975 Tampa Bay Rays vs. 976 Miami Marlins
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
7:10PM ET – Marlins Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -140 to win, while the Marlins are getting odds of +120 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at just 6.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 85 percent of the wagers on the Marlins 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.
Rays looking to get on track
Tampa is coming off a 7-1 loss to New York at home and the Rays have lost three of their last four games. Tampa is now 24-15 on the season, 12-5 on the road and 20-17-2 with the under. Charlie Morton is getting the start for the Rays today. He is 3-0 on the season with a 2.64 ERA.
The Rays have the league’s top pitching staff, as Tampa has a team ERA of 2.96 and a team WHIP of 1.07. At the plate, Tampa is averaging 4.62 runs per game while hitting .255. Yandy Diaz is leading the team with eight doubles, nine home runs and 22 RBI while Brandon Lowe has eight doubles, eight home runs and 22 RBI.
Marlins a mess
Miami is coming off a 4-1 loss at New York on Saturday. The Marlins have lost five straight and eight of their last nine. Miami is now 10-29 on the season, 6-15 at home and 21-17-1 with the under. The Marlins have Caleb Smith getting the start tonight. He is 3-0 on the season with a 2.11 ERA.
The Marlins are the league’s worst hitting team, as they average a league-worst 2.69 runs per game and have a league-worst .592 OPS. Their team batting average is just .219. On the mound, Miami has a 4.85 team ERA and a 1.39 team WHIP. Curtis Granderson has six doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI for the Marlins while Starlin Castro has three home runs with 11 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays have won five of their last eight road games and four of their last six interleague contests.
The Marlins have lost five of their last six home games and 2-2 in their four interleague games this season.
While Smith has been pretty solid on the mound for Miami this season, their hitting has been atrocious. Most of their starters are hitting below .250. Tampa has the pitching to compete on the road today and the much better hitting. The Rays know they have to get on track, so I think they will come in focused and take care of business on the road.
MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays -140