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2021 MLB Handicapping
(77-48) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies (63-61)
Date: Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
Time: 7:20 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: TBD vs. Zack Wheeler
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays | Phillies
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays , Phillies
MLB Baseball Gambling Total:
The Tampa Bay Rays will look to take yet another step towards the AL East divisional crown this Wednesday, as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies who find themselves in a dog fight in the NL East race.
Tampa Bay Rays
This Tampa Bay Rays team might be even better then the one that went to the World Series last year, as their batting lineup has really come alive and that has really been the case after they brought in Nelson Cruz at the deadline.
Cruz has given this team a true slugger, and if this lineup is able to stay as hot as it has been they will be more then just dark horses to not only win the AL East, but to win the whole thing once all is said and done.
Cruz, however, will not be available here due to illness, but there is still no shortage of batting power to challenge Zack Wheeler here with guys like Austin Meadows and Randy Arozarena having excellent season for themselves.
The Rays have not listed a starting pitcher here, but pitching is rarely the issue for this team, as they have plenty of great arms to go with here and even if they go with a bullpen game, they still have the second ranked bullpen in all of baseball, so they should not be at a huge disadvantage on the mound.
The Phillies have been a little bit up and down recently, but they did manage to bounce back off of getting swept by the Diamondbacks by winning a series against a strong San Diego Padres team.
They do find themselves 4.5 games back of the Atlanta Braves at the top of the division though, making this series against Tampa especially critical, as they can’t afford to lose any more ground on the division leaders going into September.
Zack Wheeler has had an awesome season for the Phillies, and he will once again get the call to the mound in this game, but it is a bit worrying to look at his recent performances, as he has allowed 10 runs over his last 2 outings. Wheeler is still a great pitcher, who has great overall stats, so it will not be a surprise to see a bounce back performance from him in front of the home fans.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 6-1 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Rays are 8-3 in their last 11 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rays are 18-7 in their last 25 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Phillies are 6-13 in their last 19 vs. American League East.
- Rays are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
I do have some concerns about Wheeler coming into this game, and this Rays team has been far too consistent to fade at this price. Obviously it will be important to keep an eye out for the starter here, but I just think Tampa will have too much for Philadelphia to handle here and they will eventually walk away with the big W.
The Rays have also had plenty of success against the Rays this year going 5-0 in their last 5 meetings and I do not see that trend changing here on Wednesday evening.
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