Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays - 5/25/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays - 5/25/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays (25-17) vs Miami Marlins (18-23)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:40 pm (Tropicana Field)

Drew Rasmussen (4-1) (2.33) vs Cody Poteet (0-0) (0.78)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -167 / Miami Marlins +143 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Marlins will play the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of their series at Tropicana Field on Wednesday night.

The Miami Marlins are 18-23 this season and have lost four of their last five games. Miami lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 4-0 on Tuesday. The Miami pitching staff has a 3.33 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .224 opponent batting average this season. The Marlins offense has scored 168 runs with a .242 batting average and a .314 on base percentage. Jesus Aguilar is batting .276 with five home runs and 18 RBI’s for the Marlins this season. The projected starter for Miami is Cody Poteet, who is 0-0 with a 0.78 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP over 23 innings pitched this season.

The Tampa Bay Rays are 25-17 this season and have won four of their last six games. Prior to their Game 1 win, Tampa Bay lost two out of three against the Orioles. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 3.31 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and a .217 opponent batting average. The Rays offense has scored 184 runs with a .241 batting average and a .303 on base percentage this year. Randy Arozarena is batting .264 with four home runs and 16 RBI’s for the Rays this season. The projected starter for Tampa Bay is Drew Rasmussen, who is 4-1 with a 2.33 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP over 38.2 innings pitched this season.

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Miami is 17-37 in their last 54 interleague games and 21-52 in their last 73 road games. The under is 13-5 in Miami’s last 18 road games. Tampa Bay is 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 22-5 in their last 27 interleague home games. The over is 13-7 in Tampa Bay’s last 20 interleague games. Miami is 16-39 in these two teams last 55 head to head meetings.

The Marlins will turn to Cody Poteet to try and get them a win to snap these rough past five games. Poteet has allowed only run in his last five appearances, but only of those was a start. Tampa Bay answers with Rasmussen, who has only allowed three runs in his last five starts. This game should be a pitchers duel and I am taking the under.

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