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Doug Fister Nationals at Home vs Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Washington Nationals will look to improve on a 34-32 record when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

It's a pitching duel between Doug Fister for the Washington Nationals (2-2 on the year) and Chris Archer for Tampa Bay Rays (7-4 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Washington Nationals as 110 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.9-3.7 win for the Rays. A 3.9-3.7 result in favor of the Rays is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

34-32 Washington battles the Rays, currently with a 37-30 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 25-ranked Washington Nationals and the No. 21-rated Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.58 hits per game. The Tampa Bay Rays average 8.06 hits per game, good for No. 23 on the list.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.03 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 at home, scoring 3.62 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Steve Geltz chucked 4 shutout innings at the Nationals in their last game, striking out 2 in a 5-0 win against Washington in baseball action at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
  • Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Cleveland, Friday, June 19th
Washington home to Pittsburgh, Friday, June 19th