Dodgers vs. Rays - 7/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (38-61) at Los Angeles Dodgers (57-44)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 3:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
M Moore (6-7) (4.31) vs. B McCarthy (2-0) (1.61)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -165 / Tampa Bay Rays +155 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers end their two-game series Wednesday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Rays could use a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Rays have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have an ERA of 4.40 and have split their last eight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 111 hits, Brad Miller has 37 RBI and Corey Dickerson has 14 home runs. Matt Moore gets the nod, and he’s 6-7 with a 4.31 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. This will be Moore’s second career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Dodgers have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 119 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 51 RBI and Justin Turner has 18 home runs. Brandon McCarthy takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 1.61 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. McCarthy is 5-3 with a 2.88 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 1-9 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 5-12 in Moores last 17 starts. The Dodgers are 15-7 in their last 22 during game 2 of a series and 6-2 in McCarthys last 8 starts. The Rays are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The Dodgers continue to win games on their home turf and play a Rays team that can't score runs on a quick turnaround. Tampa Bay is just tough to back considering those bats are so quiet. The Dodgers should be able to take care of this series in easy fashion.