New York Mets vs. Tampa Bay Rays Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: August 8, 2015
New York Mets vs. Tampa Bay Rays Prediction and Betting Odds. The 59-50 New York Mets are set to take on the 54-56 Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida, Texas tonight August 8, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 6:10 PM
Moneylines: Mets -120 / Rays +100
O/U: 6.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
New York: Noah Syndergaard (6-5, 2.66 ERA)
Tampa Bay: Nathan Karns (6-5, 3.37 ERA)
In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3 game series yesterday the Mets beat the Rays 4-3.
The Mets go into Tampa Bay for the 2nd game of a 3 game series. The 6-5 Noah Syndergaard goes for the Mets and the 6-5 Nathan Karns goes for the Rays. The Mets open at -120 as a road favorite with a line sitting at 6.5 runs. The Mets are red hot winners of 7 straight and they are in first place in the NL East 2.5 games up on the Washington Nationals. New York is winning with a pitching staff that has the 3rd best ERA in the Majors while their offense only ranks 28th in runs scored. The Rays are 8 games out of first place in the AL East and they have lost 2 straight games. Tampa Bay ranks 27th in runs scored and 9th in team ERA.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Mets are 5-2 in their last 7 games against the Rays.
The Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Rays in Tampa Bay.
In the last 4 games between these 2 teams the total have gone Over every time.
This season the Rays are 27-31 at home and the Mets are 21-32 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
New York Mets: 59-50 SU / O/U 51-52 / Run Line W/L 55-53
Tampa Bay Rays: 54-56 SU / O/U 47-53 / Run Line W/L 59-50
• NY is 7-0 in their last 6 overall.
• NY is 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
• NY has an Over record of 4-1-1 in their last 6 road games.
• TB is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home underdog.
• TB is 12-5 in their last 17 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
• TB has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
P] 05/09/2015 – Alex Cobb 60-day DL (3/27), out for season ( Forearm )
[P] 04/29/2015 – Kirby Yates 15-day DL (4/29) ( Pectoral )
[P] 04/18/2015 – Jeff Beliveau 60-day DL (4/22), out for season ( Shoulder )
[CF] 05/03/2015 – Desmond Jennings 60-day DL (4/26) ( Knee )
[P] 05/10/2015 – Drew Smyly 60-day DL (5/6), out for season ( Shoulder )
[RF] 08/01/2015 – Steven Souza 15-day DL (8/2) ( Hand )
[LF] 08/03/2015 – Kirk Nieuwenhuis 15-day DL (7/30) ( Back )
[P] 08/05/2015 – Rafael Montero 15-day DL (4/30) ( Rotator Cuff )
[P] 07/29/2015 – Jenrry Mejia out for season ( Suspension )
[RF] 07/24/2015 – Michael Cuddyer 15-day DL (7/22) ( Knee )
[P] 05/14/2015 – Buddy Carlyle 60-day DL (5/12) ( Back )
[3B] 04/16/2015 – David Wright 15-day DL (4/15) ( Back )
[P] 07/09/2015 – Steven Matz 15-day DL (7/6) ( Back )
[RF] 06/04/2015 – Cesar Puello 60-day DL (4/6) ( Back )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Zack Wheeler 60-day DL (3/27), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Joshua Edgin 60-day DL (3/27), out for season ( Elbow )
Free MLB Pick
The Mets have won Noah Syndergaard’s last 2 starts and in his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 8 innings in a 5-2 win over the Washington Nationals. The Mets are 5-2 in Syndergaard’s last 7 starts and they have won 4 of their last 5 games as a favorite with him on the hill. After losing 4 straight games with Nathan Karns getting the start the Rays have won his last 3 outings. In his last start he went 5 innings and gave up 2 earned runs in a 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox.
I have to go with the hot Mets team in this one, as they will take this Game 2 and go for the sweep tomorrow.