Marlins vs. Rays Prediction
Will the Tampa Bay Rays have any trouble at home today when they host the Miami Marlins in interleague action at 6:10PM ET?
927 Miami Marlins vs. 928 Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday, August 3, 2019
6:10PM ET – Tropicana Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -215 to win. The Marlins are listed with a money line of +175 to win, while the over/under total is listed at 8.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Marlins hit the road
Miami was on a seven-game home stand over the last week, going 4-3 against the Diamondbacks and the Twins. Miami is 42-65 on the season, 20-30 on the road and 54-48 with the under. The Marlins have Elieser Hernandez on the mound today. He is 1-4 on the year with a 4.93 ERA.
The Marlins are one of the worst-hitting teams in MLB this season. They are averaging just 3.63 runs per game while batting .237 as a team. They are last in the league in OPS (.655) and home runs (89). On the mound, Miami pitchers have a 4.33 team ERA with a 1.31 team WHIP. Miami is being led this season by Brian Anderson, who has 24 doubles, 16 home runs and 52 RBI. Starlin Castro has 14 doubles, three triples, eight homers and 43 RBI.
Tampa is coming off a big road sweep of the Boston Red Sox this week. The Rays have won four straight and six of their last seven overall. Tampa is 63-48 overall, 28-26 at home and 54-48 with the under. The Rays have Diego Castillo getting the start today. He is 1-6 on the year with a 3.73 ERA.
The Rays have a strong pitching staff, as they rank second in the league in ERA with a 3.59, and they are third in WHIP with 1.17. At the plate, Tampa is putting up 4.70 runs per game while batting .255. Austin Meadows is leading the team with 17 doubles, 17 home runs and 52 RBI while Tommy Pham has 20 doubles, 16 home runs and 48 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 5-1 in their last six interleague road games and 14-29 in their last 43 games following an off day.
The Rays have won five straight against a right-handed starter and six of their last eight interleague games.
Tampa has won two meetings with the Marlins this season. Castillo is a relief starters that has some decent numbers despite the poor win-loss record. Hernandez has just six starts this year and he has given up seven runs over his last 7.2 innings. Miami doesn’t have the bullpen to back him up like Castillo does with his bullpen. Tampa may not have a great lineup, but the Rays are at home and hitting well.
MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays -215