Rays vs. Marlins - 9/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (69-87) at Tampa Bay Rays (75-81)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
J Cosart (2-4) (4.15) vs. D Smyly (4-2) (3.26)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -143 / Miami Marlins +133 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays play game two Wednesday night.
The Miami Marlins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Marlins have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Marlins have won nine of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 197 hits and 43 RBI while Martin Prado and Christian Yelich have combined for 104 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost four straight road games. Jarred Cosart gets the ball, and he’s 2-4 with a 4.15 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Cosart is 3-1 with a 1.24 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Rays have won five of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 157 hits and 71 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 108 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have split their last eight home games. Drew Smyly takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.26 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. This is Smyly’s second career game against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Cosarts last 4 starts. The Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and 11-4 in Smylys last 15 starts. The Marlins are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Tampa Bay.
The Rays have had consistent success when Smyly is on the hill, winning 11 of his last 15 starts. Cosart has been a misxed bag this season and has had trouble staying healthy and consistent. Give me the home team.