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Rays vs. Mets - 8/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (58-50) at Tampa Bay Rays (54-55)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 6:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

N Syndergaard (6-5) (2.85) vs. N Karns (6-5) (3.37)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +114 / New York Mets -124 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: WPIX, SUN

The New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays play game two Saturday afternoon.

The New York Mets look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Mets have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Mets have won five 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 97 RBI. The New York Mets have won five of their last six road games. Noah Syndergaard gets the ball, and he’s 6-5 with a 2.66 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. This will be Syndergaard’s first career game against the Rays.

Rays vs. Mets - 8/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Rays have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 111 hits and 49 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 71 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost four of their last six home games. Nathan Karns takes the hill, and he’s 6-5 with a 3.37 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. This is Karns’ first career game against the Mets.

The Mets are 6-13 in their last 19 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in Syndergaards last 7 starts. The Rays are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Karns' last 4 starts with 4 days of rest. The Mets are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. 

The Mets are really starting to hit their stride and are starting to beleive they actually deserve to be considered a possible World Series contender. Wait, did I just say that? Anyway, with Syndergaard on the hill, I like New York to keep rolling. 

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New York Mets -124

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