Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 04/05/2022 – The Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves will clash in an exciting spring training game from the Cool Today Park in North Port, Florida. The Bay Rays reached the postseason last year and clinched the division with ease. Tampa Bay won 100 games but failed to make it to the end. The Atlanta Braves came off with a solid World Series win and they will try to repeat the same this time. The Braves will miss out on some of their key players and the best MLB bets have predicted the Bay Rays to win this game.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 04/05/2022
|When:||Tuesday, April 5, 1:05 PM ET|
|Where:||The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach, Florida|
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have powerful offensive gameplay that placed them second in the MLB last season. Tampa Bay scored an average of 5.3 runs per game and closed in at .321. Their base percentage was at 857. Tampa smashed 222 home runs and they hope to bring back all their power this time. With a little hard work in the playoffs, they should be able to win, but the Yankees and Red Sox are going to be their tough opponents.
Players to watch: Wander Franco SS (GP 11, AB 31, R 5, H 8, 2B 4, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 3, TB 12, BB 0, SO 6, SB 0, AVG 0.258, OBP 0.25, SLG 0.387, OPS 0.637, WAR 0), Yandy Diaz 1B (GP 10, AB 26, R 2, H 6, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 2, TB 8, BB 2, SO 3, SB 0, AVG 0.231, OBP 0.286, SLG 0.308, OPS 0.593, WAR 0).
The Atlanta Braves have been incredible with their overall performance last season and they were top-notch with their playing. The Braves will try to get back with Ronald Acuna Jr on their squad once again. Acuna missed several games last season, but he is expected to come back with a bang. Atlanta will need to get some control from the pitching end, especially against some of their stronger opponents. On the other hand, they will need to make up for their players who moved out.
Players to watch: Orlando Arcia SS (GP 13, AB 31, R 1, H 7, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 2, TB 8, BB 3, SO 3, SB 0, AVG 0.226, OBP 0.294, SLG 0.258, OPS 0.552, WAR 0), Marcell Ozuna LF (GP 11, AB 29, R 2, H 6, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 4, TB 10, BB 2, SO 6, SB 0, AVG 0.207, OBP 0.25, SLG 0.345, OPS 0.595, WAR 0).
Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves Betting Numbers
Tampa Bay Rays
Over is 4-0 in Rays last 4 interleague games as an underdog.
Tampa Bay is over 5-0 in their last 5 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Over is 5-0 in Rays last 5 road games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Rays are 0-4 in their last 4 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Over is 5-1 in Rays last 6 interleague road games.
Under is 4-0-1 in Braves last 5 interleague games as a favorite.
Atlanta is under 4-0-1 in their last 5 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
Under is 4-0-1 in Braves last 5 vs. American League East.
Under is 4-0-1 in Braves last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Under is 4-0 in Braves last 4 home games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves Betting Picks
Despite their key players back on track, this spring training game is going in favor of the Bay Rays. Atlanta is just getting into form and they will need to open up on their overall performance. The online sportsbook odds are in favor of the Bay Rays winning.
Score Prediction: Bay Rays 7, Braves 4.