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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/30/14

Milwaukee Brewers (59-48) at Tampa Bay Rays (52-54)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Yovani Gallardo (R) (5-5) (3.567) vs. David Price (L) (11-7) (3.135)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -170 / Milwaukee Brewers +160 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-WI

The Tampa Bay Rays look to sweep the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday afternoon.

The Brewers have lost four of their last five games and have dropped to 10 games above a .500 record. The issue during this stretch has been a lack of offense, as the Brewers have scored just two runs in their last three games and two or less runs in four of their last five games. Ryan Braun has gone hitless in four of his last five games, while Mark Reynolds has homered four times in his last six games. Pitching wise, the Brewers have an ERA of 3.69, which is 12th in the majors. Yovani Gallardo takes the mound, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.57 ERA and has 100 strikeouts in 128.2 innings. This is Gallardo’s first career game against the Rays.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/30/14

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The Rays are 9-1 since the All Star break and have pulled within one game of a .500 record. The difference for the Rays has been their pitching staff that has allowed three or fewer runs in nine of their last 10 games. Overall, the Rays have an ERA of 3.65, which is 11th best in baseball. Offensively, Matt Joyce has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and Ben Zobrist has homered three times in his last 10 games. Starting is David Price, who is 11-7 with a 3.08 ERA and has 183 strikeouts in 163.2 innings. This is Price’s second career game against the Brewers.

The Brewers are 8-3 in Gallardos last 11 starts during game 3 of a series and 0-6 in Gallardos last 6 starts. The Rays are 5-0 in Prices last 5 starts vs. National League Central and 6-0 in Prices last 6 starts.

No reason to pick against the Rays and no reason to pick against Price. Take the run line to give you more bang for your buck.

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