Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins Prediction MLB Picks 6/5/24

Miami Marlins (21-39) vs Tampa Bay Rays (29-31)

Game Info: Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 6:40 pm (loanDepot park)

Braxton Garrett (2-0) (4.56) vs () ()

Betting Odds: Miami Marlins +125 / Tampa Bay Rays -147 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins meet Wednesday in MLB game 2 action at loanDepot park. Here’s a Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins Prediction.

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays look to get back to a .500 record and will play the Orioles and Cubs next. The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 19 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 6 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Isaac Paredes leads the Tampa Bay Rays with 62 hits and 34 RBI, while Yandy Diaz and Amed Rosario have combined for 112 hits and 50 RBI.

Miami Marlins Betting Preview

The Miami Marlins are 21-40 on the year and will play the Guardians and Mets next. The Miami Marlins have scored 5 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 8 of their last 11 games. The Miami Marlins have lost 4 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bryan De La Cruz leads the Miami Marlins with 59 hits and 27 RBI, while Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Josh Bell have combined for 115 hits and 58 RBI.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins Pitching Matchup

Zach Eflin gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he is 3-4 with a 4.12 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Eflin will pitch for the first time since May 18 after dealing with a back injury. Eflin has allowed 27 hits and 11 runs in his last 23.2 innings. Eflin is 5-8 with a 4.91 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Miami Marlins.

Braxton Garrett gets the ball for the Miami Marlins, and he is 2-0 with a 4.56 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Garrett has allowed 22 hits and 12 runs in 23.2 innings this season. Garrett has a 10.24 ERA and .293 allowed batting average in 9.2 home innings. This will be Garrett’s first career game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Why the Tampa Bay Rays will win

  • The Marlins have lost 17 of their last 18 night games against AL East opponents following a loss.
  • The Rays have won 14 of their last 15 night games against NL East opponents following a win.
  • The Rays have covered the run line in each of their last eight road games against NL East opponents following a win.
  • The Marlins have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven games against American League opponents following a home loss.

Miami Marlins Player Prop Facts

  • Bryan De La Cruz has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances with the Marlins as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Josh Bell has recorded an RBI in each of the Marlins' last three night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has scored at least one run in six of his last eight appearances against AL opponents.
  • Tim Anderson has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances with his team as a home underdog against the Rays.
  • Braxton Garrett has recorded five or more strikeouts in 10 of his last 11 appearances at LoanDepot Park against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Josh Bell has recorded at least one total base in each of the Marlins' last 10 games at LoanDepot Park against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Josh Bell has recorded at least one hit in each of the Marlins' last 10 home games against opponents that held a losing record.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Yandy Diaz has recorded at least one Double in each of his last five appearances with the Rays as favorites against the Marlins.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded two or more hits in nine of his last 10 appearances in night games against NL East teams that held a losing record.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last seven appearances with the Rays as favorites against NL East opponents.
  • Yandy Diaz has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances in night games against NL East teams that held a losing record.
  • Zach Eflin has recorded four or more strikeouts in 13 of his last 14 appearances with the Rays as road favorites.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six road appearances.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded an RBI in each of his last four road appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Brandon Lowe has hit a home run in each of the Rays' last two night games against NL East opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Miami Marlins rank 29th in the league for doubles this season (79).
  • The Miami Marlins rank 29th in the league for on-base percentage this season (.290).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 26th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.357).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 5th in the league for steals this season (60).

Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins Prediction

You can make a case for the Miami Marlins as Zach Eflin hasn't been great this season, and he's coming off a back injury, so who knows what he's going to look like in his return. The Marlins also showed signs of life over the last two weeks. However, the Rays are still comfortably the better team and cant afford to blow games like this to keep pace in a competitive AL. Also, the Marlins are still the Marlins, an unserious team that's looking to trade away all their talent for the 178th time. I'll consistently take reasonable prices to fade the Marlins, and that's the case here as well. Give me the Rays.

Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Rays -147

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