Rays vs. Dodgers - 5/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (14-13) at Tampa Bay Rays (11-14)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
A Wood (1-2) (4.82) vs. D Smyly (1-3) (2.60)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -155 / Los Angeles Dodgers +145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays end their two-game series Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers hope to win their third straight game for the third time this season. The Dodgers offense continues to be a hit or miss, as Los Angeles has scored 11 runs in its last two games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won six of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 28 hits, Corey Seager has 12 RBI and Yasiel Puig has three home runs. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.82 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Wood’s first career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Rays have allowed 15 runs in their last two games and five or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Tampa Bay Rays are a brutal 1-11 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 29 hits, Evan Longoria has 13 RBI and Steven Souza Jr. has five home runs. Drew Smyly takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 2.60 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. This will be Smyly’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 14-4 in their last 18 Wednesday games and 1-4 in Woods last 5 road starts. The Rays are 5-13 in their last 18 Wednesday games and 4-1 in Smylys last 5 Wednesday starts. The Dodgers are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Wood is due for a breakout performance after a struggle start to the season. The Dodgers offense also broke out of its shell which should carry here. I just don't have much confidence in Tampa Bay and its inconsistent play.
I like the Dodgers to get the job done here.