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2021 MLB Handicapping
(53-37) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves (44-45)
Date: Friday, July 16th, 2021
Time: 7:20 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
Projected Pitchers: Michael Wacha (TOR) vs. Charlie Morton (ATL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays +120 Braves -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays +1.5, Braves -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Rays will be in Atlanta to take on the Braves for game 1 Friday at 7:20 ET.
These teams have not met yet this year.
Michael Wacha is going for the Rays and Charlie Morton will be going for the Braves.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays have had an impressive year so far. They have won 2 of their last 3 games.
This team has a record of 53-37 and they are 2nd in the American League East. The Red Sox are 1.5 games ahead of them.
Tampa took 2 out of 3 against the Blue Jays before this series. Toronto won 3-1 on Sunday. In that series, the Rays scored 13 runs and allowed 6 runs.
Rich Hill went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Sunday.
Michael Wacha has not been great this year. The right hander is 2-2 with a 4.87 ERA. His last start was on July 7th where he went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run against the Indians. The Rays won this game 8-1.
The pitching for this team has been very good. They have an ERA of 3.56 which is 7th best in the game.
Their offense has also been good. They are scoring 4.89 runs per game which is 7th best in the league.
Austin Meadows and Wander Franco are some key bats in their lineup.
Tampa Bay has hit 110 home runs which is 13th best in the game.
The Braves have not played great this year. They have won 3 of their last 4 games.
With a record of 44-45, the Braves are 3rd in the National League East. The Mets lead them by 4 games.
Atlanta took 2 out of 3 against the Marlins this past weekend. The Marlins won on Sunday by a score of 7-4. In that series, the Braves scored 14 runs and allowed 11 runs.
Ian Anderson went 2.1 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Sunday.
Charlie Morton has been good this year. The veteran is 8-3 with a 3.55 ERA. His last start was on Friday against the Marlins where he went 7 innings and did not allow an earned run.
The pitching for this team has not been great for them. They have an ERA of 4.24 which is 17th best in baseball.
Their offense has been very good. They are scoring 4.72 runs per game which is 11th best in baseball. A major loss for them took place when Ronald Acuna Jr. got hurt. He will be out for the year.
They have hit 123 home runs which is 4th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 2-10 in their last 12 games following a loss.
- Rays are 1-5 in their last 6 games as a road underdog.
- Rays are 1-6 in their last 7 games as an underdog.
- Rays are 1-10 in their last 11 road games.
- Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games.
- Braves are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss.
- Braves are 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
This is a series that has the potential to be a good one. I like the Braves in game 1.
The Rays have played more consistent this year, but the Braves do have more talent. They have yet to play up to their potential. They will have a much tougher time playing better with Ronald Acuna Jr. hurt.
I look for Charlie Morton to pitch a good game against his former team in this one. The Braves should be able to hit around Wacha enough to get a win.
I will lay the moneyline with the Braves in this one.
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