Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick

Posts AdminArticles, Baseball, MLB

The Tampa Bay Rays will head west to Dodger Stadium to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. The opening pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET and this interleague matchup will be televised on YouT.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Tampa Bay (+115) is the underdog to Los Angeles (-125) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total currently stand at -125 for the under and +105 for the over. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at Rays +1.5 runs (-180) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (+160).

The Dodgers are 97-54 straight up (SU) and 72-79 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 13.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 9.7 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Rays, on the other hand, have gone 89-62 SU this year and are 78-73 against the spread. In total, the team’s lost 0.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 4.5 units ATS. Tampa Bay has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 68-73-10 in 2019. The Rays have an over/under record of 72-71-8.

Blake Snell will get the nod for the visiting Rays. The southpaw Snell is 6-7 with a 4.28 ERA and 136 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Dodgers are handing the ball to righty Ross Stripling (4-4, 3.40 ERA), who has 82 strikeouts and 19 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.13. Stripling is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA against Tampa Bay this year.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 3.8 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.11, a WHIP of 1.06 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.4. The bullpen has a 3.96 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.

The Los Angeles offense has produced 5.4 runs per outing, including 4.2 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .206/.254/.306 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Dodgers’ batters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner. Bellinger is slashing .304/.407/.625 with 44 home runs, 108 RBIs, 112 runs and 12 steals, and Turner’s line is .291/.370/.514 with 27 homers, 67 RBIs and 80 runs.

For the visitors, Tampa Bay’s pitching staff allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.62 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 10.19 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.72, along with a WHIP of 1.14 and a K-per-9 of 9.42.

The Rays offense has slashed .255/.328/.432 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this season, including 6.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Tommy Pham and Austin Meadows have led Tampa Bay’s hitters. Pham is hitting .277/.375/.456 with 20 home runs, 64 RBIs, 72 runs and 22 stolen bases, while Meadows (.289/.357/.563) is up to 31 homers, 87 RBIs and 75 runs scored.

The Rays have gained 3.8 units and are 48-48 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 48 of those games, compared to 43 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 2.9 units and are 17-31 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in 22 of those games, compared to 24 that went under.

Rays vs. Dodgers Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Rays, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in three of Tampa Bay’s last seven games.
  • The Rays have a team OPS of .760 this season and an OPS of .765 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS sits at .812 overall and .811 versus righties.
  • The Dodgers have won three of their last four games SU.
  • Los Angeles has posted 18.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 17.8 over its last five.
  • The Rays have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.