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2018 MLB Season
(42-57) Miami Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays (49-48)
Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg Florida
Projected Pitchers: Trevor Richards vs. Chris Archer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -173 | Marlins +170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays -1.5 (+120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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Richards was solid in his last outing as he was able to put in a quality start and picked up his third win of the season as Miami beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0. He put in six scoreless-innings giving up just four hits while he struck out four and walked two.
In 62.2 innings of work, Richards owns a decent strikeout rate (8.19 K/9), but his command (4.45 BB/9) has been questionable at times. He has done a solid job containing the long ball (0.72 HR/9 and 7.4% HR/FB rate). Bad luck (.333 BABIP) and porous defense has inflated his ERA to 4.74, while his FIP sits at a more respectable 4.00.
Miami has managed to win their three contests in the past week. During that span their lineup is slashing .267/.330/.416 to go with seven extra-base hits and 15 RBI.
Tampa Bay Rays
Archer was efficient in a short outing in his last start as Tampa blew out the Minnesota Twins 19-6. He went 4.1 innings giving up five hits, one earned run, and one home run while he struck out seven and walked one.
In 84.0 innings of work, Archer has a solid strikeout (9.21 K/9) to walk (3.11 BB/9) rate, while he has done a decent job containing the long ball (1.07 HR/9) and stranding base runners (73.3% LOB%). The end-result is a moderate 4.29 ERA, but has an even better 3.80 FIP.
Tampa Bay could only win one of their three contests in the past week. During that span their lineup is slashing a solid .347/.413/.529 to go with 14 extra-base hits and 31 RBI.
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.
- Under is 6-1-1 in TB last 8 on astroturf.
- Under is 6-1-1 in TB last 8 home games.
- TB are 17-4 in their last 21 games on astroturf.
- LAA are 3-8 in their last 11 games on grass.
Free Miami Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay handles Miami at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tampa Bay -1.5 & OVER 7.5 Runs & Tampa Bay OVER Team Total
Richards owns a 3.68 ERA in the month of July, his best month yet, but he also owns his highest slash line this month .288/.397/.421. He’s about to face a Tampa Bay lineup that has been owning opposing pitchers, and I expect Tampa Bay to give Archer enough run support to cover the run line.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rays 6 – Marlins 3
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