Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins Prediction 6/5/2024

The Tampa Bay Rays (30-31) travel to face off against the Miami Marlins (21-40) on Wednesday, June 5th. This game will be played at loanDepot Park in Miami and televised on BSSUN. The Rays are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Marlins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rays. First pitch is set for 5:40 CT.

Rays vs Marlins

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Tampa Bay cruised to a 9-5 win over the Marlins in the most recent game of this series. The Rays had a huge 4th inning, scoring five of their nine runs. As for the Marlins, they scored three of their five runs in the 1st inning.

Ryan Pepiot only went six innings for the Rays but gave up just three hits and three earned runs. He finished the game with eight strikeouts and picked up a win. Jesús Luzardo had a rough outing for the Marlins, going just 4 1/3 innings and giving up nine runs.

Brandon Lowe and Amed Rosario each had three hits and two RBIs for the Rays’ offense. Yandy Díaz also had a two-hit game and drove in a run. Bryan De La Cruz hit the game’s only home run and drove in two runs for the Marlins.

Tampa Bay is 30-31 overall and is 3rd in the AL East, 12.5 games behind the Yankees for the division lead. The Rays have taken the first two games of this series vs. the Marlins and are 10-13 in AL East games this year. Tampa Bay is currently on a two-game winning streak.

At home, the Rays are 17-18 this year and have gone 13-13 on the road. As the favorite, the Rays are an even 19-19 and 11-12 as the underdog. So far, they have an overall series record of 8-9-2.

The Rays have a run line record of 25-36 this season, and they are 14-12 against the run line on the road. Their average run differential on the road is -0.8 runs per game, and they have covered the run line in two straight road games. As the underdog, they are 13-10 against the run line this season.

The Tampa Bay Rays are on the road today against the Miami Marlins, with the over/under line set at 7.5 runs. The combined run average for Rays games this season is 8.8 runs per game, and their over/under record is 31-29. When the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, their record is 10-5. Overall, 72.1% of their games this season have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs.

Zach Eflin Gets The Start For The Rays

Zach Eflin gets the start for the Rays today as he faces off against the Marlins on the road. So far this season, he has made 10 starts and has a record of 3-4 with an ERA of 4.12. Eflin’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.17. In his 10 appearances, Eflin has turned in four quality starts. Looking back at his most recent outing, Eflin finished with a no-decision against the Blue Jays. In that start, he gave up four earned runs in six innings of work. Before that outing, he had won two straight starts.

Rays Offense Breakdown

Isaac Paredes has been a bright spot for the Rays this season, as he comes into the game with a batting average of .294 and is tied for the team lead with 10 home runs. Paredes is also 15th in the league with 34 RBIs. Over his last six games, Paredes has gone 7/23 with two homers. Amed Rosario has also been swinging a hot bat of late, as he has gone 9/18 in his last five games.

As a team, the Rays are batting just .236, which is 13th in the league. They are also near the bottom of the league in runs per game and have the 21st ranked home run total in the league. Overall, the team’s OPS of .667 is 23rd in the MLB.

Miami is 21-40 overall, putting them 5th in the NL East, and they trail the Phillies by 21.5 games in the division. So far, they have really struggled against other NL East teams, going just 4-12. The Marlins have dropped three straight games, and they lost the first game of this series vs. the Rays.

At home, the Marlins are 11-22 compared to 10-18 on the road. This year, the Marlins have really struggled as the favorite, going just 3-12. Miami is 8-10 as the home underdog this season, and their overall series record is 5-13-1.

When the Marlins are the underdog, they are a solid bet to cover the run line. They are 24-22 ATS as the underdog this season. They have covered the run line in three straight games at home and are 10-23 ATS at home this season. The Marlins are 15-13 ATS on the road this season.

The Miami Marlins are at home today against the Tampa Bay Rays, with the O/U line set at 7.5 runs. Miami’s games have averaged 8.8 runs per game this season, and their O/U record is 33-28 overall. When the O/U line has been set at 7.5 runs, the Marlins have gone 9-3. So far, 72.1% of their games have had higher O/U lines than 7.5 runs.

Braxton Garrett Gets The Start For The Marlins

Braxton Garrett is getting the start for the Marlins today, and he has been impressive in his first two outings of the season. He picked up a win in his first start, going 5 innings and allowing just 1 earned run. Then, he followed that up with a complete game shutout against the Diamondbacks, giving up 4 hits and striking out 6. He has yet to allow a home run this season.

Marlins Offense Breakdown

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As a team, the Marlins are batting just .237 this season, but they have been a little better at home, averaging 4.1 runs per game. Overall, they are 29th in the league in scoring, averaging just 3.7 runs per contest. Miami has been one of the league’s worst home run hitting teams this season and are also near the bottom of the league in terms of on-base percentage and OPS.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Josh Bell are tied for the team lead in RBIs, with 29, and Chisholm Jr. is also the team’s leading home run hitter, with eight homers. Bryan De La Cruz and Josh Bell are also near the top of the league in RBIs, as they are 2nd and 3rd on the team, respectively. Over his last five games, Jake Burger is hitting .409, while Jesús Sánchez has gone 7/17 in his last five games.

Rays vs Marlins Prediction

Our prediction for this Rays vs. Marlins matchup is for the Rays to come away with a 6-4 win on the road. With the Rays predicted to win, we recommend taking them on the money line, where you can get them at -127.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Braxton Garrett finishing with six strikeouts, which is good for fourth among all starters. As for Zach Eflin, he is projected to finish with six K’s, which has him at 11th.

Offensively, the Rays are projected to finish with 11 strikeouts, which is the most in the league today. As for the Marlins, they are predicted to finish with eight K’s, which has them 13th.

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