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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers (58-53) at Tampa Bay Rays (57-54)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

J Nelson (9-5) (3.43) vs. C Archer (8-6) (3.95)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -137 / Milwaukee Brewers +127 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSWI, SUN

Down in St. Petersburg at Tropicana Field on Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Tampa Bay Rays will be finishing up their MLB series. 

In the Friday opener, the Brewers secured a 2-0 win. On Saturday, the Brewers nabbed a shutout again 3-0. 

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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For the Sunday game, the Brewers will be bringing out RHP Jimmy Nelson. In his 133.2 innings and 9-5 record this year, Archer has a 3.37 ERA with 149 Ks and 32 BBs. 

Milwaukee has some notable hitters on board this year. Travis Shaw came into the weekend with 107 hits, 61 runs, 24 homers and 74 RBI, while Orlando Arcia had 103 hits, 41 runs, 10 homers and 37 RBI. On Saturday, Shaw had one hit; Arcia had a hit and an RBI. 

Over on the Rays’ side, they’re rolling with RHP Chris Archer on Sunday. In his 148.0 innings and 8-6 record this year, Archer has a 3.89 ERA with 182 Ks and 46 BBs. 

Tampa has some key hitters as well. Chris Dickerson had 128 hits, 68 runs, 21 homers and 50 RBI heading into the weekend, and Evan Longoria had 117 hits, 58 runs, 17 homers and 66 RBI. Dickerson and Longoria combined to go 0-for-8 on Saturday. 

The Brewers are 7-1 in their last six versus the American League East, and 7-1 in their last eight inter-league games. Milwaukee is also 7-12 in their last 19 overall and 4-8 in their last 12 road games. 

Meanwhile, the Rays are 5-3 in their last eight home games versus a team with a winning record and 4-3 in their last seven overall. Tampa is also 6-4 in their last 10 inter-league home games and 11-7 in their last 18 inter-league games. 

Nelson has been sharp overall this year. In his past two starts combined, he’s got four earned on 10 hits in 13.0 innings. As for Archer, he’s been decent as well but has given up at least three earned in six of his last eight starts. I like Nelson to keep cruising here, so I’ll take the Brewers for the Sunday win.

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