Diamondbacks vs. Rays - 6/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (25-30) at Arizona Diamondbacks (25-34)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
C Archer (3-7) (4.75) vs. Robbie Ray (2-4) (4.58)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +100 / Tampa Bay Rays -110 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks begin their interleague series Monday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to add to their current three-game winning streak. The Rays have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Tampa Bay Rays offense is heating up, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 62 hits, Steven Souza Jr. has 23 RBI and Logan Morrison has seven home runs. Chris Archer gets the nod, and he’s 3-7 with a 4.75 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. This will be Archer’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.79 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 70 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 34 RBI and Brandon Drury has eight home runs. Robbie Ray takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 4.74 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. This will be Ray’s first career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 9-4 in their last 13 interleague games and 1-4 in Archers last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 1-7 in Rays last 8 starts. The Rays are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Arizona and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Archer hasn't been himself this season and has a brutal 7.13 ERA on the road. The Arizona Diamondbacks have to be feeling good after beating the Cubs on Sunday, and they could use that positive game to string something together. I'll take the home team for the even money.