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26-31 (15-16 V) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 26-35 (10-21 H)
Date: Wednesday June 8, 2016
Time: 3:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Archie Bradley
MLB Moneyline Odds: DBacks -112
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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Neither of these teams has been able to parlay offseason investments into any kind of success this season. Tampa was looking to improve their offense but it hasn’t stuck while Arizona hoped better pitching would lead to better results.
It probably would have if they were getting it. Both teams are down but there is still time to back in the conversation.
Tampa Bay Rays
I just did a double take when I saw that the Rays are the top home run hitting team in the Majors.
Unfortunately all those long balls are not adding up to that much scoring – they are just 18th in that department and are going to find it even tougher with the likes of Kevin Kiermaier, Logan Forsythe and even Steven Pearce out of the lineup.
There is not a ton going right for the Rays at the moment.
Tampa is supposed to have strong pitching but Odorizzi is the only starter who has been good and consistent this season.
He leads the team in ERA and even though he does not rack up the Ks like Chris Archer he can dominate a lineup – four straight starts with just 2ER or less allowed. The bullpen has been pretty good but it is more bend but don’t break as opposed to elite.
The Diamondbacks are in a tough spot right now in fourth place in the NL West. The only silver lining has to be a belief that if players like Paul Goldschmidt and Zack Greinke start performing at their career norm levels that they will be able to ride that wave.
So far they have neither offense or pitching to sustain a winning team. But they are not “doomed” yet.
It is not that long ago that Archie Bradley was one of those untouchable prospects. Last year he was so so and this season he has shown flashes. Last time out was his best start of the season as he shutdown the Cubs with 1ER over 6 and 10Ks.
He has that kind of stuff in him and this is a good matchup even though the Rays are a homer hitting team and Chase Field favours hitters.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-2-2 in TB last 16 on grass.
- Over is 19-6-2 in TB last 27 overall.
- Over is 18-6-3 in TB last 27 road games.
- ARI are 3-14 in their last 17 Wed. games.
- ARI are 2-6 in their last 8 overall.
- ARI are 2-6 in their last 8 games on grass.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
The Rays will be sending their most consistent hurler to the hill and maybe that and all that home run power is a recipe for a road win. Tampa is always one of the trickiest teams to figure out.
I like the fact that maybe Bradley is figuring things out at the Major League level. He won’t get them to a pennant this season but you might be able to work with that and build your bankroll in the process.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Arizona ML
With Tampa’s best pitcher on the mound there should be some value with the Rays but I like Arizona better. Let’s take some of that Odorizzi respect and throw it back in the face of the oddmakers.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Arizona 6 – Tampa Bay 3
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