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Tampa Bay Rays Starter Chris Archer Out to Silence San Francisco Giants Bats in MLB Contest

The visiting San Francisco Giants hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tampa Bay sends Chris Archer out against Jeff Samardzija for the San Francisco Giants in this game. Archer is 4-8 with a 4.61 ERA on the season, while Samardzija is 7-4 on the year and has a 3.36 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Tampa Bay Rays as -112 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Giants to win this game 5.3-3.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

31-33 Tampa Bay battles the Giants, currently with a 41-26 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs San Francisco injuries news.

This game puts the Tampa Bay Rays, most recently No. 19 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the San Francisco Giants, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting San Francisco Giants rank No. 13 at 8.67 hits per game. That compares with the Tampa Bay Rays No. 21 ranking in that category.

Tampa Bay owns the No. 11 defense, allowing 4.22 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco's No. 5-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Francisco looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, a 10-1 final on Wednesday in support of J Cueto at AT&T Park.

Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 6-4 on Thursday behind a start from J Paxton at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • San Francisco is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Tampa Bay, Saturday, June 18th