Free MLB Pick: Nationals vs. Rays Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(24-32) Washington Nationals vs. Tampa Bay Rays (38-23)
Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Shane McClanahan
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals +130 | Rays -150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals +1.5 , Rays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The Washington Nationals do not look like they are going to the playoffs this year which is a big shock given the hype during the preseason, things get no easier for them in this matchup either, as they take on a fundamentally sound Tampa Bay Rays team in St. Petersburg Florida.
The Nationals are 3-8 in their last 11 games putting them in last place in their division and although that is not a position they planned on being in, their may very well still be a route to some success this year, as they are only 7 games back of the Mets at the top of the division.
The biggest problem for this Nationals is not the pitching,or even the batting, but more specifically hitting with players on base, as they are leaving a ton of base runners stranded coming into this game with one of the best team batting averages and one of the lowest team run totals.
The Nationals send Patrick Corbin to the mound for this one and the lefty has struggled mightily this year with an ERA closing in on 7, but he does get a decent matchup here, so it could be possible that he puts in a quality start here to put his team in a position to pick up a big road win.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays on the other hand have been super consistent and now find themselves at the top of the super competitive AL East and if they keep playing the way they are there is no reason to believe they won’t be there come September.
The best thing about this Rays team is the pitching, but they have gotten some timely hits, as they are good at what Wednesday’s opponents do poorly, as they leave very few base runners stranded.
Shane McClanahan will get the start here and he has been decent since joining the rotation and he really should be able to pitch well here against a team who is consistently struggling to drive in runs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals are 7-15 in their last 22 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Nationals are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Rays are 22-7 in their last 29 interleague home games.
- Rays are 65-31 in their last 96 interleague games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Nationals are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Free Washington Nationals vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
The Tampa Bay Rays are the far superior team and although they are not sending their best pitcher to the hill here I think they will have plenty enough to beat this struggling Nationals team. The Rays batting lineup is actually turning out to be sneaky decent as well, so even if their starter gives up a few runs they should be able to have enough success against Corbin to pick up the win.
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