Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays - 9/5/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays - 9/5/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins (16-16) at Tampa Bay Rays (26-12)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 6:40 pm (Tropicana Field)

Sandy Alcantara (1-1) (5.06) vs. Blake Snell (3-0) (3.14)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -235 / Miami Marlins +212 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays face off on Saturday in an interleague showdown at Tropicana Field. These two squads have faced off four times so far this year and the Rays have been able to win all of the games. 

The Miami Marlins have done more than most expected this season, but they have fallen back to one game below .500. Over the last three games the Marlins offense hasn’t been standout scoring only seven runs total, and although the pitchers have been playing well, they are playing with fire with the offense struggling so much.Jesus Aguilar has been the best player for the Marlins hitting five home runs and driving in 21 RBI’s. 

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The Rays have been playing good basketball all season and coming into this game they have won eight of the last nine games. Much like the Marlins the offense for the Rays hasn’t been that elite, but they have scored just enough to come away with wins. Brandon Lowe will get the start for the Rays and coming into this game they have won ten games and driven in 27 RBI’s. 

The Marlins are 3-15 in their 18 games played on Saturday. The over is 12-5 in the Marlins last 17 games played on Saturday. The Marlins are 8-18 in their last 26 games played on Astroturf. The under is 6-2 in the Rays last eight games overall. The over is 12-4 in the Rays last 16 interleague games. The Marlins are 22-45 in their last 67 meetings. 

Blake Snell is getting the start for the Rays and coming into this game he sits with a 3-0 record and an ERA of 3.14.With the way the offense has been performing, it’s probably going to be important that he gets another strong start.

These are two offenses who aren’t elite, and that is going to lead to both teams to struggle to score in this game. Look for Snell to shut down the Marlins offense and this game will stay well under the total. In terms of the side it's a lean to the Marlins, but that's just based on value.

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