5* MLB ABSOLUTE MONEY LINE SMASH
Tampa Bay vs. Seattle,
08/14/2012 22:10 EDT,
Score: 2 - 3
Money Line: -159 Tampa Bay
5* MLB ABSOLUTE MONEY LINE SMASH: Rays -159
With Evan Longoria back in the lineup, the Tampa Bay Rays have caught fire. With last night's 4-1 win in the series opener against the Mariners, the Rays have now won seven straight overall to take over the top Wild Card spot. I have no trouble laying big juice on Tampa Bay Tuesday with Matt Moore on the mound.
After a rough first couple months, Moore has really turned things around. He has now went five straight games without allowing more than 2 earned runs. He is a perfect 3-0 with a 0.51 ERA in his last three starts. He also has a strong history against the Mariners, posting a 2.08 ERA in two career starts vs Seattle.
I'll gladly take my chances on Moore with Seattle sending out Kevin Milwood, who has really struggled of late. Milwood has a horrible 6.06 ERA and 1.592 WHIP over his last three starts and has a 5.10 ERA over 9 career starts vs the Rays.
Tampa Bay is 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record, 4-1 in Moores last 5 starts as a favorite of -151 to -200, and 7-0 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. BET THE RAYS!