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2018 MLB Season
(43-44) Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Mets (35-49)
Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, Queens New York
Projected Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Chris Flexen
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -140 | Mets +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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Tampa Bay Rays
Eovaldi was solid in his last outing as he put in a quality start, but unfortunately got the no-decision as Tampa Bay would go on to lose to the Miami Marlins 2-3. He went six innings giving up eight hits, two earned runs and one home run while he struck out five and walked one.
Eovaldi may be getting close to being in mid-season form as he’s put in quality starts in his last two contests while he’s only given up two earned runs in that span to go with a solid 14:3 K:BB ratio. He’ll look to continue improving his 3.92 ERA and higher 4.76 FIP.
Tampa Bay has played mediocre baseball in the past week as they’ve won three of their six contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .243/.316/.335 to go with 13 extra-base hits and 20 RBI.
New York Mets
Flexen will be getting the call-up from Triple AAA to take on Tampa Bay. He’s only been able to put in three innings of work in the Big Leagues this year where he’s given up nine hits and four earned runs while he owns a 1:3 K:BB ratio.
He has however been doing alright in Triple AAA where in 67 innings of work he owns a decent strikeout (8.06 K/9) to walk (3.49 BB/9) rate, while he’s also limited the long ball (1.07 HR/9). The end-result is an unspectacular 4.84 ERA and 4.70 FIP.
New York has managed to play winning baseball in the past week as they’ve won three of their five contests. During that span their lineup is only slashing .215/.312/.417 to go with 17 extra-base hits and 22 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TB are 3-14 in their last 17 road games.
- TB are 3-10 in their last 13 interleague games.
- NYM are 5-16 in their last 21 interleague games.
- NYM are 8-22 in their last 30 home games.
- Over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Mets MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay edges out New York on the road
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER FIRST 5 Innings
For some reason Tampa Bay doesn’t hit well whenever Eovaldi takes the mound averaging 2.28 runs per game. The total has gone under in all seven of Eovaldi’s starts thus far. Tampa Bay hasn’t been tearing the cover off of the ball, so I believe Flexen will only give up a run here and there. I expect this total to stay under the run total for the first five innings then after that this already low total is up-for-grabs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rays 4 – Mets 3
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