August 7, 2013 at 3:18 PM #52557
Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
Venue/ Stadium: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Time/Date: 9:40 PM EST Wednesday, August 7, 2013
MLB Odds From: BetOnline
Moneyline: Rays -128 / D-Backs +118
Over/Under: 8 runs
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Preview
The Rays lost to the D-Backs yesterday, but they are 6-4 in their last 10 games and only trail the Red Sox by 1.5 games in the tough AL East. The D-Backs are 4-6 in their last 10 games and trail the Dodgers by 5 games in the NL West. MLB odds have the Rays as the away favorite in this game with a total of 8 runs.
In yesterday’s game between these 2 teams the Diamondbacks beat the Rays 6-1.
On the season the Rays have an Over/Under record of 49-56 and a run-line W/L record of 58-54 and the Diamondbacks have an Over/Under record of 48-62 and a run-line W/L record of 52-60.
This season the Diamondbacks are 31-24 at home and the Rays are 29-25 on the road.
Arizona is in 3rd place in the NL Wild Card standings 4.5 games back of the Cardinals and Reds. Tampa Bay is tied with Texas for the top spot in the AL Wild Card standings with 1.5 game cushion over the Orioles and Indians.
The Rays are only 2-6 in their last 8 games against the Diamondbacks.
Chris Archer (6-4 2.65) gets the start for the Rays tonight and in his last outing he gave up 4 earned runs in 7 innings in a loss to the San Francisco Giants.
For the D-Backs Randall Delgado (4-3 3.17 ERA) is on the hill and in his last start he gave up 4 earned runs in 6 innings in a win over the Boston Red Sox.
Archer was 4-0 in the month of July before a loss in his last start. He is 0-2 with a 3.46 ERA against NL opponents and this game will be his first facing Arizona.
Delgado is is 1-5 with a 6.35 ERA in interleague play.
Arizona has not won 2 straight since July 25th and 26th.
Delgado will be facing a solid Tampa Bay offense that ranks 9th in the Majors in runs scored and 10th in team batting average.
In some betting trends for this interleague match up the Rays are 12-4 in their last 16 road games, 4-0 in Archer’s last 4 road starts, and they have an Under record of 8-2 in their last 10 road games.
The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague home games, 4-0 in Delgado’s last 4 starts, and they have an Under record of 7-1 in their last 8 games.
In the last 6 games between these 2 teams the Under record is 6-0.
Jason’s Pick: The Rays are the hotter team and I think they will get the W tonight even on the road.
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