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Tampa Bay Rays Face the Washington Nationals Wednesday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Washington on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Nationals bats in baseball betting action at Nationals Park.

Washington sends Jordan Zimmermann out against Matt Andriese for the Tampa Bay Rays in this game. Zimmermann is 5-4 with a 3.74 ERA on the season, while Andriese is 1-1 on the year and has a 3.76 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Tampa Bay Rays were 148 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.8-3.7 win for the Nationals on Wednesday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.8-3.7 result in favor of the Nationals today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals bring a 34-31 record to the battle against the 36-30 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game puts the Washington Nationals, most recently No. 25 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Rays, who rate a No. 21 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 6 ranked offense (4.45 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 at 3.62 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 8.68 hits per game, more than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Washington, Thursday, June 18th