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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves - 5/8/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (19-14) at Tampa Bay Rays (15-17)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Sean Newcomb (2-1) (3.38) vs. Blake Snell (4-1) (2.55)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -128 / Atlanta Braves +118 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Southeast

Interleague MLB action brings us to Tropicana Field where the Tampa Bay Rays host the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. 

The Atlanta Braves lead the NL East despite getting swept by San Francisco in a three game series at home. Atlanta comes off of a 4-3 loss on Sunday where starter Michael Soroka allowed four runs on seven hits and three BB in four innings before five relievers put up zeros.  

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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves - 5/8/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Braves banged out nine hits and walked twice with Tyler Flowers, Kurt Suzuki and Ender Inciarte recorded RBI’s. Atlanta kicks off their road series at Tampa Bay with Sean Newcomb on the mound on Tuesday. Newcomb comes off of his best start of 2018 in a 7-0 win at the Mets with a two hit shutout over seven frames.

The Tampa Bay Rays saw their opportunity at a three game sweep and a .500 record go by the wayside in a 2-1 defeat to Toronto on Sunday. Chris Archer gave Tampa Bay seven innings of one run baseball with Alex Colome giving up a run in the 9th to absorb the loss.

The Rays totaled eight hits and five free passes with Carlos Gomez accounting for the offense with an 8th inning homer. Blake Snell toes he rubber for Tampa Bay against Atlanta for his first career meeting with the Braves. Snell did not get a decision at Detroit last time out in a 3-2 loss where he allowed two runs over 6.2 frames.

Under is 10-2 in Atlanta last 12 Tuesday games and over is 7-2 in Atlanta last 9 on astroturf and Atlanta are 2-6 in their last 8 interleague games. Over is 7-2-2 in Tampa Bay last 11 on astroturf and over is 7-2-2 in Tampa Bay last 11 home games and Tampa Bay are 11-4 in their last 15 overall. Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Tampa Bay and under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.

The way both pitchers have been throwing I think the under has some potential especially with neither hurler having pitched in this matchup…

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