Rays vs. Braves - 8/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (51-61) at Tampa Bay Rays (56-56)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
Matt Wisler (5-2) (4.85) vs. J Odorizzi (6-6) (2.77)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -200 / Atlanta Braves +185 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, SUN
The Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays end their two-game series Wednesday night.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Braves have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 130 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. Matt Wisler gets the ball, and he’s 5-2 with a 4.85 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be Wisler’s first career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Rays have scored 11 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 75 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five of their last seven home games. Jake Odorizzi takes the hill, and he’s 6-6 with a 2.77 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. This will be Odorizzi’s second career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter and 5-2 in Wislers last 7 starts. The Rays are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in Odorizzis last 5 starts as a favorite. The Braves are 5-3 in the last 8 meetings in Tampa Bay.
The Rays are hot right now and playing with more and more confidence at home. The Braves are coming off a game in which they had no offense whatsoever. I like the Rays to remain hot. Take Tampa and the RL to give your wager more value.