Rays vs. Mets Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Mets 7/7/18, Prediction & Odds

A walk-off grand slam sent the host New York Mets to a thrilling win last night against the Tampa Bay Rays. Can New York build off that win and get another in the middle game of the series today?

Game Snapshot

925 Tampa Bay Rays at 926 New York Mets

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Citi Field at 4:10PM ET

TV: SNY (NYM)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Rays are a -125 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +115 underdog, while the total is set at 7 runs. As of Saturday morning, 85 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Tampa Bay. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Bautista wins it with grand slam

Mets right fielder Jose Bautista hit the first walk-off home run of his career Friday night, hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning to send his squad to a 5-1 home win over the Rays. Bautista also walked twice in five plate appearances. Brandon Nimmo was 0-for-4, but walked once and scored two runs. Todd Frazier finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Devin Mesoraco was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run. Jeurys Familia threw an inning of scoreless relief to get the win, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Adames homers for lone Rays run

Tampa Bay rookie shortstop Willie Adames hit his third MLB home run Friday, a solo shot off Jacob deGrom which tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the fifth. Adames later struck out against Familia with the bases loaded in the ninth Kevin Kiermaier finished 1-for-4 with a double. Tampa Bay only had five hits as a team. Chaz Roe suffered the loss in relief as he allowed four earned runs on two hits with no strikeouts and two walks in one inning of work.

Blake Snell (11-4, 2.24 ERA) will start today for Tampa Bay, while the Mets counter with Steven Matz (4-5, 3.46).

MLB Betting Trends

Tampa Bay

The Rays are 3-15 in their last 18 road games. Tampa Bay is 3-11 in its last 14 interleague games.

New York

The over is 8-1 in the last nine meetings. The Mets are 6-16 in their last 22 interleague games.

Prediction:

Snell has been phenomenal this season and it's hard to see a subpar Mets offense getting much of anything off him. Matz has his moments, but still shows some inconsistency and the Rays have hit lefties fairly well. I'm going to say Snell tosses another gem and Tampa Bay evens the series.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS -125

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