Marlins vs. Rays Sunday Prediction
After playing a low-scoring game on Saturday night, will the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays combine for enough runs on Sunday to push the score over the betting total at 1:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, July 22, 2018
1:10 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field
TV: MIA (FSFL); TB (FS SUN)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Rays as a -180 favorite. As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rays to beat the Marlins on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Marlins' Richards pitches six innings as Marlins blank Phils
Trevor Richards threw six scoreless innings Saturday as the Marlins shut out the Phillies 2-0. Richards and company kept the Phillies off balance all day, as he gave up just four hits and walked two over his six innings of work. The start was the best the 25-year-old has turned in in recent weeks, improving him to 3-5 with a 4.74 ERA and 1.55 WHIP through 13 starts overall. His next start will come after the All-Star break.
Rays' Archer allows two runs in 4 1/3 vs. Twins
Chris Archer gave up two runs (one earned) in 4 1/3 innings and didn't stick around long enough to get a win in a lopsided thumping of the Twins on Saturday. The Rays gave him 19 runs of support but Archer couldn't last long enough to qualify for the win. He pitched well but was inefficient, burning 93 pitches in four-plus frames. He struck out seven, walked one and yielded five knocks -- including a solo home run by Max Kepler. His record holds at 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 15 starts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins have lost seven of their last 10 games played on Sunday.
The Rays have won five of Archer's last seven starts versus a team with a losing record.
The under is 5-1 in Richards' last six starts versus a team with a winning record and is 6-2 in Archer's last eight interleague starts. The under is also 4-1 in Andy Fletcher's last five games behind home plate and is 20-8-2 in his last 30 interleague games behind the dish. Given the strong pitching matchup and the home plate umpire, I like the under to cash on Sunday for bettors.
The Pick: Cardinals/Twins under 9