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Tampa Bay Rays vs Washington Nationals Odds
The Nationals will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Wednesday, as the Tampa Bay Rays visit in inter-league play at Nationals Park.
Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Chris Archer to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Nationals is Stephen Strasburg, who owns a 8-1 record on the season with a 2.45 ERA.
Washington opened as -215 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 3-rated Rays taking on the National League's No. 4-rated Nationals in this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 13 in the same category at 7.8 per game.
Washington owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 5-rated defense.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -138 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 5-4 victory over Washington on Tuesday at Nationals Park behind starter David Price.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Rays at Nationals trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Washington's last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay at Washington, Thursday, June 21