Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/2/14
Tampa Bay Rays (23-33) at Miami Marlins (28-27)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Alex Cobb (R) (1-2) (2.934) vs. Randy Wolf (L) (0-1) (7.200)
The Line: Miami Marlins +121 / Tampa Bay Rays -131 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sun Sports, FSN-FL
The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins will play a four-game series that begins Monday night.
The Rays continue to prove they’re one of the most disappointing teams in the league as they’ve lost six straight games. The poor pitching continues for the Rays, a team that has allowed four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Rays are 6-26 when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Evan Longoria has scored six runs in his last 10 games and Wil Meyers was just placed on the DL. Getting the start Monday is Alex Cobb, who is 1-2 with a 2.93 ERA and has 27 strikeouts in 30.2 innings. Cobb is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA in two career starts against the Marlins.
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The Marlins were just swept by the Atlanta Braves and have lost five of their last eight games overall. The Marlins still remain one of the better home teams with a 20-11 record. The Marlins pitching staff has been shaky lately, allowing four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. Offensively, Jarrod Saltalamacchia will miss the next 10 days and Giancarlo Stanton has scored eight runs in his last 10 games. Getting the nod is Randy Wolf, who is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and has eight strikeouts in 10 innings. Wolf is 1-2 with a 6.43 ERA in three career games against the Rays.
The Rays are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. National League East and 6-1 in Cobb's last 7 starts as a road favorite. The Marlins are 8-0 in their last 8 interleague games and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a home underdog. The Rays are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Miami.
Not sure how you don't pick the Marlins in this spot. Not only are they one of the better home teams in the league, but the Rays have been god awful all season, especially the last week or so. I'll gladly take the fish at home for the plus money.