Dodgers vs. Rays Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers picked up a nice road win against Tampa Bay on Tuesday afternoon. Will the Dodgers be able to do it again tonight at 7:10PM ET?
979 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. 980 Tampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7:10PM ET – Tropicana Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -140 to win. The Rays are listed with a money line of +120 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 55 percent going on the Dodgers 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.
Dodgers continue winning ways
Los Angeles earned a 7-3 win at Tampa on Tuesday for its sixth win in seven games. Los Angeles is 32-17 on the season, 13-11 on the road and 24-23 with the over. Rich Hill is getting the start for the Dodgers tonight. He is 1-1 on the season with a 3.00 ERA.
The Dodgers got off to a quick lead with a run in the first inning and they never trailed. Joc Pederson had two hits and drove in two runs on Tuesday while Justin Turner and Corey Seager each had two hits and a RBI. Clayton Kershaw improved to 4-0 on the season by pitching 6.1 innings and allowing just two runs with eight strikeouts.
Rays fall again
Tampa suffered the 7-3 loss on Tuesday for its third loss in four games. The Rays are 27-18 on the season, 12-11 at home and 24-19 with the under. Ryne Stanek gets the start for the Rays this evening. He is 0-1 on the season with a 3.70 ERA.
The Rays started Hunter Wood on Tuesday. He gave up one run over two innings and took his first loss of the season. Jalen Beeks then came in and gave up five earned runs over 4.2 innings. Austin Meadows, Avisail Garcia and Guillermo Heredia each had two hits to lead the Rays at the plate.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers have won Hill’s last six road starts and they are 13-3 in their last 16 against a winning team.
The Rays are 10-4 in their last 14 against NL West opponents, but just 1-4 in their last five home games against a left-handed starter.
The Rays are going with the relief starter again today and it didn’t work out too well yesterday. They had to use a fair number of arms on Tuesday and I think that will lead to some struggles on the mound today. Los Angeles is a very dangerous lineup. Rich Hill also is coming off a strong outing, striking out 10 in Cincinnati in six innings. I think Hill will do well against Tampa and the Dodgers will continue to hit the ball against the Tampa pitchers.
MLB Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers -140