Rays at Braves - 5/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (21-18) at Atlanta Braves (18-19)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
N Karns (3-1) (3.77) vs. M Foltynewicz (2-0) (4.24)
The Line: Atlanta Braves / Tampa Bay Rays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SunSports, SPSO
The Tampa Bay Rays and Atlanta Braves begin a two-game series Tuesday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Rays have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 39 hits and 17 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 32 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last eight games on the road. Erasmo Ramirez gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 6.66 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Ramirez’s second career game against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Braves have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Braves have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 45 hits and 19 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Jace Peterson have combined for 31 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won four of their last six games on their home field. Mike Foltynewicz takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 4.24 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Foltynewicz’s first career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 4-9 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series and 8-2 in their last 10 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter. The Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague home games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. American League East. The Rays are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The Rays haven't had much success on the road and are now starting a guy who doesn't have many starts under his belt. I like the Braves to get the job done at home.