Atlanta Braves vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 8/28/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (70-61) at Atlanta Braves (73-57)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:35 pm (SunTrust Park)
Ryne Stanek (2-3) (2.53) vs. J Teheran (9-7) (4.09)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -127 / Tampa Bay Rays +117 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
Interleague MLB action features the Atlanta Braves hosting the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.
The Tampa Bay Rays have been the hottest team in the game with eight consecutive victories after downing Boston 9-1 on Sunday. Tampa Bay ace Blake Snell upped his record to 16-5 with a run plated on two hits and two BB over six frames where he struck out eight.
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The Rays racked up 12 hits and walked four times with Matt Duffy going 3-4 with two RBI’s and two runs while Kevin Kermaier knocked in two. Michael Perez gave Tampa Bay a two run double followed by three players each drove in a run and scored.
Ryne Stanek is starting for Tampa Bay in a reliever by committee contest. Stanek is 2-3 with a 2.53 ERA over 53.1 innings.
The Atlanta Braves avoided getting swept at Miami with a 4-0 victory on Sunday. Atlanta starter Kevin Gausman improved to 4-1 with a one hit shutout over five frames before four relievers put up zeros.
The Braves logged nine hits and six free passes with Tyler Flowers going 2-4 with an RBI and a run while Ender Inciarte had a pair of hits and knocked in a run.
Atlanta has named right hander Julio Teheran as Tuesday’s starter against Tampa Bay. Teheran defeated Pittsburgh 2-1 last time out with a run scoring in seven innings.
Tampa Bay are 8-0 in their last 8 overall and under is 8-1 in Tampa Bay last 9 road games and Tampa Bay are 8-2 in their last 10 Tuesday games. Under is 11-1 in Atlanta last 12 on grass and under is 11-1 in Atlanta last 12 overall and Atlanta are 7-2 in their last 9 games following a win.
When Tampa Bay throws four or five relievers the games are just difficult to predict but I’ll go with the Rays for a pick…