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Washington Nationals host Tampa Bay Rays in baseball action

Tampa Bay RaysWashington Nationals
June 19, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Washington Nationals Odds

37-29TEAM RECORD38-26

Washington's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Tuesday when the Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Nationals Park.

The match puts starter David Price for the Rays on the hill facing Chien-Ming Wang for the Nationals. Price brings a 8-4 mark to the game, while Wang is 1-2 to date on the season.

View Tampa Bay vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 125 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
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.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Washington and its National League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 3.8 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 9 lineup of the Rays at 4.3 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Marlins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +109 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rays hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Alex Cobb struck out 10 batters in 3-0 victory on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

The Nationals were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in Edwin Jackson's start, as they lost 4-1 against New York on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rays at Nationals trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Washington's last 18 games at home
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Washington, Wednesday, June 20

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