Rays vs. Braves - 8/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (51-61) at Tampa Bay Rays (56-56)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
W Perez (4-2) (4.48) vs. E Ramirez (8-4) (3.75)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Atlanta Braves --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, SUN
The Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays begin a two-game series Tuesday night.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Braves have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 128 hits and 42 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Jace Peterson have combined for 96 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost five of their last six road games. Williams Perez gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 4.48 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. This will be Perez’s second career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Rays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Rays have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 113 hits and 50 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 73 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have split their last eight home games. Erasmo Ramirez takes the hill, and he’s 8-4 with a 3.83 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Ramirez is 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 16-37 in their last 53 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 interleague games. The Rays are 4-9 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series and 11-5 in Ramirezs last 16 starts. The Braves are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Tampa Bay and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Rays have won 11 of their last 16 games when Ramirez is on the hill. The Braves have been hit or miss all season long and have a shaky pitcher on the mound. Give me the home team.