Phillies vs. Rays - 7/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (48-48) at Philadelphia Phillies (33-63)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
J Odorizzi (5-6) (2.80) vs. Adam Morgan (1-2) (3.91)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +139 / Tampa Bay Rays -149 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SunSports, CSN-PHI
The Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Rays have split their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 91 hits and 38 RBI while Evan Longoria and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 63 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost six of their last eight road games. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball, and he’s 5-6 with a 2.80 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. This will be Odorizzi’s first career game against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Phillies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Phillies have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Ben Revere leads Philly with 102 hits and 25 RBI while Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis have combined for 73 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have won four of their last five home games. Adam Morgan takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.91 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. This will be Morgan’s first career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Odorizzis last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The Phillies are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 27-56 in their last 83 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Rays are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Phillies have been playing some decent ball at home for the last week, and the Rays continue to play like a team that's not inspired. I don't love this game but I'll side with the home team and the plus money on a short turnaround.