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2023 MLB Handicapping – Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs
(39-17) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago Cubs (23-30)
Date: Tuesday, May 30th
Time: 8:05 ET
Venue: Wrigley Field Chicago, IL
Projected Starting Pitchers: Shane McClanahan vs. Kyle Hendricks
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -194 | Cubs +161 (Bet Now!)
Today’s MLB Run Line Betting Odds: Rays -1.5 | Cubs +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
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Tampa Bay Rays
So far this season, the Rays have an above record of 39-17 placing them 1st in the AL East. On the road, the team is 13-11 while going 26-6 at home.
Tampa Bay’s record against the runline currently stands at 32-24 on an average run differential of 2.1. Their over/under is currently 34-19 with an average of 9.8 combined runs per contest.
On offense, the Rays come into the game with a batting average of .270 and an OBP of .837 placing them 2nd and 1st, respectively. Currently, Tampa Bay is 1st in home runs and 1st in RBI’s.
In terms of slugging percentage, the Rays are at .493 (1st) and 1st in isolated power.
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The Cubs are heading into their 54th game of the season, Chicago is 4th in the NL Central on a record of 23-30. On the road, the team is 9-15 while going 14-15 at home.
Chicago’s record against the runline currently stands at 28-25 on an average run differential of 0.1. Their over/under is currently 29-23 with an average of 9.1 combined runs per contest.
So far on offense, the Rays are averaging 6.0 runs per game (1st). Currently, their combined batting average is 1st in the MLB at .270 to go along with an OPS of .837, placing them 1st.
In terms of strikeouts, they are 18th having struck out a total of 18th times and have generated 188 walks.
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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago Cubs Starting Pitcher Matchup
The Rays will turn to Shane McClanahan as their starter for today’s game. Through 11 appearances, he has an ERA of 1.97 and record of 8-0. So far, his batting average allowed is .202 to go along with an OBP allowed of .279.
McClanahan’s current strikeout to walk ratio stands at 75/25. In terms of home runs, he has given up six, and has a SLG allowed of .335.
In his first outing of the season, Kyle Hendricks took the loss, giving up five runs. He heads into his second outing of the season looking to get back on track and get his team in the win column.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Baseball Betting Trends
- The Rays head into the game having gone 3-7 straight-up in their last ten games on the road.
- The Rays they are 4-6 vs. the runline in their previous ten games on the road.
- Conversely, the Cubs are 2-8 over their last ten home games (straight-up).
- Furthermore, the Cubs have a 3-7 mark vs. the runline across their last ten home games.
- Also, the Rays are 2-1 in their last three games as the favorite. On the other hand, they are 1-2 as the underdog (last 3).
- The Cubs have a record of 0-3 across their last three games when favored. As the underdog, they are 2-1 in their last three games.
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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago Cubs 4* Free MLB Betting Pick:
Today’s matchup sees the Rays as the favorites to win on the road against the Cubs. Tampa Bay has been good on the road this season, with a record of 13-11. Prior to the game’s start, I will be placing a moneyline bet on the Rays.
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