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(24-30) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (24-34)
Date: Monday June 5, 2016
Time: 9:05 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Projected Pitchers: Chris Archer vs Robbie Ray
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tampa Bay -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks begin their interleague series in the desert as two struggling teams looking for something to turn their season around.
Tampa Bay Rays
Despite a road series win over the struggling Minnesota Twins, the Rays find themselves further and further out of the AL East picture.
Tampa Bay will have its worked cut out for the remainder of the season as the team desperately tries to catch up with everyone in the division.
It won’t be an easy task either, as the Red Sox, Orioles, Blue Jays and Yankees all have a shot at the divisional title.
The Rays will send Chris Archer to the mound, and last year’s ace has struggled badly this season. Archer is just 3-7 and possesses a ballooning 4.75 ERA.
His strikeouts are down and his walks are up, which typically doesn’t sway in the pitcher’s favor. Archer has been especially bad on the road with an astounding 7.13 ERA.
At 9-20, the Diamondbacks are one of the worst home teams in the majors. For some reason Arizona, who possesses a top-10 offense, can’t figure it out at Chase Field.
Led by Wellington Castillo and Paul Goldschmidt, the Diamondbacks are 11th in runs, 8th in slugging and 9th in OPS. But it’s been the pitching that’s snake-bitten the Diamondbacks, including Monday’s starter Robbie Ray.
Ray was rocked for five earned runs in 4.2 innings against the lowly San Diego Padres in his last home start, and opposing batters are shelling him for a .321 average when he pitches at Chase Field.
Starting pitching has been a problem all season long for Arizona, and it’s why the Diamondbacks are more than 10 games under .500.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
- Rays are 16-19 in night games.
- Rays O/U is 11-2-1 in last 14 road games.
- Diamondbacks are 9-20 at home.
- Diamondbacks O/U is 5-0 in last five home games.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
Both starting pitchers have been absolutely terrible, and this game has “over” written all over it.
Even though Tampa Bay ranks near the bottom of most offensive categories, the Rays will get their share of runs against Ray, who owns a 6.93 ERA at home. Archer has been just as bad on the road, so the over is a solid play, in my opinion.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 9
With a pair of gas cans on the mound, the over is the natural play in this instance. Both Chris Archer and Robbie Ray have alarmingly high ERA’s, so take the over on Monday.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 7-6
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