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2019 MLB Season
(31-17) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays (27-17)
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL.
Projected Starters: Kershaw vs. Wood
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
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Los Angeles Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw failed to make the National League All-Star Team a season ago after seven consecutive seasons on the Mid-Summer Classic roster.
He’s still only made six starts this season, so he’s a little behind his competition, but he’s on a pace that will have him back in 2019.
Kershaw has a WHIP under 0.96, which, for a starting pitcher, usually equates to an ERA+ even better than Kershaw’s 120. His strikeouts have declined in each season since 2015, when he struck out a career-high 301 but he’s still limiting baserunners. One cause for concern is the home runs. He’s giving up 1.6 per nine innings, which would be a career-high. Those long balls account for the difference between ERA and WHIP.
Tampa Bay Rays
It’s hard to believe the Yankees have not only already caught, but surpassed, Tampa Bay, despite all of the Yankees’ injuries. New York beat Tampa in two out of three over the weekend and gained even more ground on Monday with a win over the Orioles while the Rays were idle.
Yandy Diaz has been a key contributor for Tampa Bay this season, hitting either first or fourth in the lineup and playing the corners in both the infield and outfield. He’s been banged up a lot already, however. He got hit on the hand Sunday and suffered a contusion. His status for this game is unknown.
The Rays need Diaz because Matt Duffy and Joey Wendle are still out and will remain so for the rest of the month. Mike Zunino will probably only come back when June is nearing an end and Tyler Glasnow could join him.
Until then, Tampa Bay will have to win with the young lefties, including Austin Meadows, Brandon Lowe, and, to a lesser extent (in the age category) Ji-Man Choi, plus pitching. I’m expecting Jalen Beeks to piggy-back on Hunter Wood tonight.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2-1 in LAD last 9 overall.
- Over is 6-2-1 in LAD last 9 on astroturf.
- LAD are 6-2 in their last 8 games on astroturf.
- Under is 7-3-1 in TB last 11 interleague games.
- TB are 51-24 in their last 75 home games.
- TB are 59-29 in their last 88 games on astroturf.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: under.
I’m taking the under on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Pitching will win out in a competitive series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: No odds available but a final score prediction is below.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 2 – Tampa Bay 3
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