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(14-13) L.A. Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays (11-14)
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Drew Smyly
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers +145 / Rays -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers +1.5 -155 / Rays -1.5 +135
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The Dodgers have gotten over their 6-game losing streak, as they have won 2 in a row including the first game of this interleague series. They are in 2nd place in the tight NL West only ? game back of the San Francisco Giants.
The Rays are reeling losing 4 of their last 5 games including 2 in a row. They are in 4th place in the AL East 4 games back of the Baltimore Orioles.
The Dodgers have won their last 4 games facing the Rays.
In yesterday’s the Dodgers’ offense exploded in their 10-5 win over the Rays.
The Dodgers have been balanced so far on the season ranking 9th in runs scored and 7th in team ERA.
L.A. had combined for 12 runs in 7 games before scoring 10 last night.
Alex Wood (1-2 4.82 ERA) goes for the Dodgers tonight and in his last start he only gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings, but the bullpen fell apart in a 5-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers have lost 3 of his 5 starts this season.
Wood has been solid at home on the season, but on the road he is 0-2 with a less than stellar ERA of 8.36.
The Dodgers have lost 4 of their last 5 road games with Wood getting the starting nod.
The Dodgers have been a much better team on the road this season (9-5) than at home (5-8).
Tampa Bay Rays
The pitching has been solid for Tampa Bay this season ranking 9th in the Majors in team ERA, but their offense ranks 2nd to last in runs scored.
Yesterday’s game was the first in the Rays last 8 when they scored more than 4 runs.
Drew Smyly (1-3 2.60 ERA) goes for Tampa Bay tonight and in his last start he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings in a 6-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays had won their previous 2 games with him on the hill.
Since Smyly had a rough opening start to the season he has an ERA of only 1.61 with 36 strikeouts in 28 innings.
In 3 of 5 starts this season Smyly has not received any runs of support.
The Rays are 6-2 in Smyly’s last 8 starts against a team with a winning record.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 2-6 in their last 8 overall.
- Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
- Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Rays are 7-1 in their last 8 interleague games.
- Rays are 1-4 in their last 5 overall..
- Rays are 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
Free L.A. Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
Wood has really struggled on the road this season and I see that continuing, as the Rays will take this game.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
In the last 5 games between these teams, including yesterday, the total has gone Over, which is a trend that will continue tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 5 – L.A. 4
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