|Doc's MLB Battle of Florida Smash|
4-unit Play Take #927 Tampa Bay Rays (-135) over Miami Marlins (7:10pm EST) There are a couple of underappreciated reasons to like the Rays today over the Marlins. First off, this series is in their home state and they didn't have to travel far to arrive in Miami. Travel miles is an underrated aspect of fatigue and it starts to take its toll at this point in the season. This is also an interleague game. But the data has shown that road teams in interleague in-state battles have performed very well historically. Finally, the Marlins just aren't a good baseball team and they have at least 10 guys on the big-league roster that belong in Triple-A. Tampa has turned some heads this season and their defense is one of the main reasons why. The Rays are tops in baseball in defensive efficiency, which has helped their pitching staff tremendously. Play Tampa here.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports