Marlins at Rays - 5/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (23-22) at Tampa Bay Rays (21-22)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
Justin Nicolino (2-2) (4.30) vs. M Andriese (3-0) (2.11)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -148 / Miami Marlins +138 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays take their series to Tropicana Field Wednesday night.
The Miami Marlins could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Marlins have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Miami Marlins have an ERA of 4.02 and have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Marcell Ozuna leads Miami with 55 hits, Giancarlo Stanton has 26 RBI and Justin Bour has nine home runs. Justin Nicolino gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.30 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Nicolino’s first career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Rays have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 straight games. The Tampa Bay Rays offense has been on fire for a while, and they’ve won 13 of their last 20 games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 44 hits, Steven Souza Jr. has 19 RBI and Brad Miller has five home runs. Matt Andriese takes the hill, and he’s 3-0 with a 2.11 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Andriese’s second career game against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 1-5 in their last 6 interleague games and 4-1 in Nicolinos last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Rays are 8-1 in their last 9 interleague home games and 4-1 in Andrieses last 5 home starts. The Marlins are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in Tampa Bay.
The Rays have been a scoring machine the last two weeks, and the Marlins have shown signs of breaking out of their offensive funk. I like this game to go over the projected total with a lot of fireworks taking place.