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Colorado Rockies vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays (36-56) at Colorado Rockies (42-49)

MLB Baseball: Monday, July 18, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

D Smyly (2-10) (5.47) vs. Tyler Anderson (1-3) (3.03)

The Line: Colorado Rockies -131 / Tampa Bay Rays +121 --- Over/Under: 12 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, SunSports

Coors Field and the Colorado Rockies host the Tampa Bay Rays in interleague action Monday.

If I’m running the Tampa Bay Rays I’m probably thinking that some of the youngsters on the team get a long look going forward. The Rays snapped an eight game slide with a 5-2 victory versus visiting Baltimore on Sunday with both the arms and bats contributing. TB starter Jake Odorizzi gave up both runs on seven hits over six frames to get the win while the offense played long ball. The Rays totaled five hits and four walks with Brad Miller and Oswaldo Arcia going deep while Evan Longoria cracked two solo bombs. Tampa Bay is scheduled to send Drew Smyly to the bump for his first career match up with Colorado. Smyly has had a rough first half with a 2-10 record in 17 starts with a 5.47 ERA.

Colorado Rockies vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Colorado Rockies are trying to reach .500 and then set their sights on a Wild Card. The Rockies were heading in the right direction with wins in four of six before the bats faltered in a 1-0 defeat at Atlanta on Sunday. Rockies starter Jon Gray was victimized by a lack of support with a ND despite seven scoreless innings before Gonzalez Germen gave up a 9th inning run to absorb the loss. Colorado was held to four hits and four bases on balls with Tony Wolters and Charlie Blackmon reaching base two times apiece. Rookie Tyler Anderson makes his 7th start of the season when Tampa Bay visits Monday. Anderson defeated Philadelphia 8-3 last time out with two runs given up in six frames.

The over is 13-3-6 in Tampa Bay’s last 22 Monday games and the Rays  are 7-21 in their last 28 games on grass while going  6-18 in their last 24 road games. The over is 8-2 in Colorado’s last 10 interleague games and is 8-3 in their last 11 home games while the Rockies  are 24-62 in their last 86 interleague games. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Colorado and  is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. I think the Rockies have a few advantages here…

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