Diamondbacks vs. Rays - 6/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (26-30) at Arizona Diamondbacks (25-35)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
M Moore (2-3) (5.46) vs. Z Greinke (7-3) (4.29)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -155 / Tampa Bay Rays +145 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks clash once again late Tuesday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Rays have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Tampa Bay Rays offense has heated up recently, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 63 hits, Steven Souza Jr. has 23 RBI and Brad Miller has five home runs. Matt Moore gets the nod, and he’s 2-3 with a 5.46 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. This will be Moore’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.74 and have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 70 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 35 RBI and Jake Lamb has 10 home runs. Zack Greinke takes the hill, and he’s 7-3 with a 4.29 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 3-6 with a 3.42 ERA and 95 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 9-3 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series and 1-7 in Moores last 8 starts. The Diamondbacks are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. American League East and 4-0 in Greinkes last 4 starts. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Zack Greinke has looked like Zack Greinke in his last few starts, which is good news for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I don't trust this team in most other games but you have to side with the team whenever one of the best pitchers in the world is on the hill.