Baseball is finally back after a long hiatus and now is the time to make some money betting on sports! However, baseball bettors still need to be careful. This is because it is the beginning of the season which does make it tougher to pick winning baseball bets. Thus, our sports handicappers have the Rays vs Marlins Betting Pick which has the highest odds of being correct!
In addition, the Marlins will have the home advantage as they are playing at the Marlins Park at 7:10 PM. Can the Rays beat the Marlins and overcome the odds? Let’s find out.
Rays vs. Marlins Betting Prediction and Analysis for 4/2/2021
In their last matchup, the Rays beat the Marlins 1-0 during a fairly uneventful game. The biggest action during the match was when Austin Meadows made a home run during the eighth inning. Thus, sealing the victory for Tampa Bay.
At the moment, sports betting odds maker all believe the Rays are the favorite team at -135. However, the odds did change overnight since the Rays were at -120 yesterday. Therefore, do online sportsbooks know something that we don’t? Does it have to do with SP Tyler Glasnow stricking out 6 batters in 6 innings?
On the other hand, the Miami Marlins had a tough 2020 season winning 31 of 60 games. This is despite having a young pitching staff with lots of talent. However, their performance this season is not encouraging. This is because last night they just had 3 hits and struck out in 9 plate appearances.
Tonight, Marlins’ manager, Don Mattingly will let right-hander pitcher Pablo Lopez on the mound. According to online sports betting websites, his current record is 6-4 3.6 ERA. In addition, he and only gave up 4 home runs last season across 57 innings.
The Rays are 3-7 in their last 10 games while the Marlins are 4-1 in their last 5 games. Furthermore, the Rays are 5-0 in their last matchup in Miami.
Rays vs Marlins Betting Pick
Game time: 04/02/2021 at 7:10 PM EDT
Bet on the Miami Marlins at +100
In terms of injuries, Ji-Man Choi underwent knee surgery last Wednesday and will be out for at least 4-5 weeks. Furthermore, the Rays rank 13 in OPS and 12 in runs. On the other hand, Miami ranks 23 in OPS and 21 in runs.
While Tampa Bay looks better on paper, we predict that they will not be able to defeat the Marlins. This is because the Marlins have always done well at home and the Rays have a bad record in Miami. Thus, we predict the Miami Marlins will win 4-3.