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2018 MLB Season
(28-30) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Washington Nationals (33-25)
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Max Scherzer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -240 | Rays +220
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals -1.5 (-120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7
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Eovaldi was solid in his first start of the year against the Oakland Athletics since returning from the DL. He picked up the win and put in a quality start as he pitched six scoreless and no hit innings while he struck out four and walked one.
It was a solid performance for the former New York Yankee, and after a whole year off from baseball the righty looked comfortable in his return. He’ll get to face a slumping Washington lineup, while he’ll also get to swing a bat in this interleague matchup.
Tampa Bay has been playing mediocre baseball in the last week winning three of their seven contests. During that span their lineup is only slashing .214/.271/.346 to go with 17 extra-base hits and 19 RBI.
Scherzer got things back on track against the Baltimore Orioles after he gave up a season high four runs against the Miami Marlins in his previous start. He pitched eight scoreless-innings giving up just two hits while he struck out 12 and walked one.
The ace now has 10 quality starts, while he has only surrendered more than two runs once this season. In the month of May Scherzer posted a ridiculous 63:10 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He now has a 9-1 record on the season.
Washington has managed to play winning baseball in the last week as they have won four of their previous seven contests. During that time their lineup is only slashing .196/.247/.318 to go with 15 extra-base hits and 20 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TB are 3-7 in their last 10 Tue. games.
- TB are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
- Under is 7-1-1 in TB last 9 road games.
- Under is 8-0 in WAS last 8 interleague home games.
- Under is 13-3 in WAS last 16 interleague games.
- Under is 17-5 in WAS last 22 on grass.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction: Washington handles their business at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Nationals -1.5 & Rays Team Total UNDER
Eovaldi owns a career 4.36 ERA on the road and a 5.24 ERA in the month of June. Neither lineup is hitting well, but I expect Washington’s lineup to find more success than Tampa Bay’s will. I’ll be backing the best pitcher in the league at home in this one, while I expect him to contain Tampa Bay’s lineup and keep them under their team total.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Nationals 5 – Rays 2
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