Rays at Dodgers - 7/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (38-60) at Los Angeles Dodgers (56-44)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
C Archer (5-13) (4.60) vs. B Norris (5-9) (4.57)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -120 / Tampa Bay Rays +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a two-game series Tuesday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Rays offense has carried the load lately, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 110 hits, Brad Miller has 36 RBI and Corey Dickerson has 14 home runs. Chris Archer gets the nod, and he’s 5-13 with a 4.60 ERA and 147 strikeouts this season. This will be Archer’s first career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning four of their last six games. The Dodgers have scored 19 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve won four straight when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 118 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 51 RBI and Justin Turner has 18 home runs. Bud Norris takes the hill, and he’s 5-9 with a 4.56 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Norris is 1-2 with a 4.62 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 1-7 in Archers last 8 starts. The Dodgers are 21-6 in their last 27 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series. The Rays are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
Archer hasn't been himself this year and the Rays have given him little run support when he has pitched well. The Dodgers are swinging the bats well right now and Norris has allowed just three runs in 11 innings at Dodger Stadium. Give me the home team and small price.