Rays vs. Marlins Prediction
After a shutout victory on Tuesday, will the Tampa Bay Rays be able to go on the road and earn another win over Miami Marlins today at 7:10PM ET?
923 Tampa Bay Rays vs. 924 Miami Marlins
Wednesday, May 15, 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 -175 to win, while the Marlins are getting odds of +160 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at just 7.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 76 percent of the wagers on the Rays on the road. 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 get shutout in opener
Tampa got themselves back on track Tuesday with a 4-0 win to open this series in Miami. Tampa is now 25-15 on the season, 13-5 on the road and 21-17-2 with the under. Ryne Stanek, a reliever, will make another start tonight. He is 0-1 on the season with a 2.57 ERA.
Tampa’s pitching dominated Tuesday’s game as four pitchers combined for the shutout without giving up a walk. Charlie Morton got the win, going six scoreless innings with five strikeouts. He improves to 4-0 on the year. At the plate, Avisail Garcia had three hits, including his seventh home run of the year, while driving in three. Yandy Diaz was the only other Tampa player with multiple hits.
Marlins lose sixth straight
Miami dropped another one on Tuesday, losing for the sixth consecutive game. They have failed to score more than 2 runs in any of the six losses as well. Miami is now 10-30 on the season, 6-16 at home and 22-17-1 with the under. The Marlins send Jose Urena to the mound tonight. He is 1-5 on the year with a 4.82 ERA.
Miami was held to four hits in the loss, all of which were singles. Neil Walker was the lone player with two hits. On the mound, Caleb Smith gave up just two earned runs over 5.1 innings, but still took the loss. He had eight strikeouts and allowed four hits to fall to 3-1 on the year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays have won 22 of their last 30 road games, but are just 5-11 in Stanek’s last 16 road starts.
The Marlins have lost five of their last six against AL East opponents and seven of their last eight Wednesday games.
The Marlins are a disaster. They can’t pitch and they clearly can’t hit. Urena hasn’t been awful, but it’s hard to see him getting much run support. Miami has scored two runs or less in five of his last six starts. Stanek did give up a run in his last start, but Tampa has a good bullpen behind him and the Rays have won four of the last six when he’s taken the mound. This style seems to work for the Rays and I think it will be just fine against this poor Miami team.
MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays -175