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2018 MLB Season
(41-57) Miami Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays (49-47)
Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL.
Projected Starters: Straily vs. Archer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -167
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7½
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JT Realmuto walked twice in his three all-star plate appearances on Wednesday. He’s the best offensive catcher in the game, which means he’s likely on his way out of Miami sooner rather than later. He’s up for arbitration at the end of this season and won’t be a free agent until 2021.
With two more wins and two more losses than the Mets, the Marlins are ahead of the Mets and in fourth place in the NL East. Considering they started the season 12 games under .500 after their first 22 games, to be just 16 under at this point has to please those involved with the Marlins.
Dan Straily is allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings this season, the lowest such mark in any season of his career. The Marlins are 7–7 in his 14 starts and he missed Tampa Bay when his team hosted the Rays shortly before the break.
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Chris Archer’s streak of five consecutive seasons with an ERA+ in the triple-digits is in jeopardy of ending in 2018 if he doesn’t pick it up in the final couple months.
Archer’s 4.29 ERA in over 80 innings this season has his normalized statistic at 92, eight percentage points below average around the league.
Hits are up, walks are up and strikeouts are down this season for Archer. It could be that an injury held him out for over a month in June/July. Either that, or he just isn’t as good as we once all thought him to be. He finished with an ERA+ of 101 last season and one of exactly 100 the season before.
Maybe, just maybe, he doesn’t have any answer to a league that has figured him out.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-2 in MIA last 11 road games.
- MIA are 6-15 in their last 21 games on astroturf.
- MIA are 2-7 in Strailys last 9 starts.
- Under is 7-1 in TB last 8 Fri. games.
- Under is 6-1-1 in TB last 8 on astroturf.
- Under is 6-1-1 in TB last 8 home games.
Free Miami Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: over.
Tampa Bay’s pitching is in a world of hurt after its great run through June and into July. The offense, however, has picked up so I’m going to go ahead and keep playing that trend here in the unofficial second half.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 7½
MLB Free Score Prediction: Miami 5 – Tampa Bay 8
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