Mets at Rays - 8/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (58-50) at Tampa Bay Rays (54-55)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
J deGrom (10-6) (2.09) vs. J Odorizzi (6-6) (2.86)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +107 / New York Mets -117 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, SUN
The New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series Friday night.
The New York Mets look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Mets have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Mets have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Curtis Granderson leads New York with 104 hits and 41 RBI while Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores have combined for 96 RBI. The New York Mets have won five of their last seven road games. Jacob deGrom gets the nod, and he’s 10-6 with a 2.09 ERA and 135 strikeouts this season. This will be deGrom’s first career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Rays have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 109 hits and 48 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 84 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have split their last six home games. Jake Odorizzi takes the hill, and he’s 6-6 with a 2.86 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. This will be Odorizzi’s first career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 18-8 in their last 26 vs. American League East and 4-0 in deGroms last 4 starts. The Rays are 1-6 in their last 7 games following an off day and 5-2 in Odorizzis last 7 starts. The Mets are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Tampa Bay and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
It's hard to bet against the Mets with the way they're playing right now, especially with deGrom on the hill who has allowed two or less runs in four straight games. Give me the Mets on the road.