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Tampa Bay Rays Favored by -137 Against Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday

The Tampa Bay Rays battle the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday in MLB betting odds action at Tropicana Field.

The Tampa Bay Rays will rely on Chris Archer to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jimmy Nelson will be his counterpart for the Milwaukee Brewers. Chris Archer is 8-6 this season, and Jimmy Nelson is 9-5.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Tampa Bay Rays in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -137 at BetOnline for Sunday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3.2 win for the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 57-55 record to the battle against the 59-53 Brewers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Milwaukee injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 21 (Tampa Bay Rays) and the No. 25 (Milwaukee Brewers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 19 ranked offense (4.51 runs per game) against a Milwaukee Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 at 4.39 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 8.54 hits per game, more than the Milwaukee Brewers have managed so far this season (8.47 hits on average).

Tampa Bay owns the No. 13 defense, allowing 4.51 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Milwaukee's No. 10-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee threw a shutout at Tampa Bay in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Zach Davies to defeat Tampa Bay 3-0 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games
  • Milwaukee is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Minnesota, Monday, August 7th
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Tuesday, August 8th