Rays vs. Nationals - 6/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (32-30) at Tampa Bay Rays (35-29)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
G Gonzalez (4-3) (4.42) vs. E Ramirez (5-2) (4.79)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +105 / Washington Nationals -115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, SunSports
The Washington Nationals and Tampa Bay Rays begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Nationals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Nationals have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar and Bryce Harper have combined for 140 hits and 68 RBI while Ryan Zimmerman has 34 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost six of their last nine road games. Gio Gonzalez gets the nod, and he’s 4-3 with a 4.42 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 2-1 with a 4.37 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Rays have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Rays have split their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 58 hits and 28 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 57 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won four of their last six home games. Erasmo Ramirez takes the hill, and he’s 5-2 with a 4.96 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. This will be Ramirez’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 25-52 in their last 77 games as a road underdog. The Rays are 10-4 in their last 14 interleague games and 6-1 in Ramirezs last 7 starts. The Nationals are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Tampa Bay.
The Nats started to put things back together in thier last two games and should continue with Gio on the hill. I like the Nationals and the cheap price on the road.