Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 07/18/2021 Odds, Betting Picks and Predictions
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Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 07/18/2021 – On Sunday, yet another series will come to an end as Tampa Bay Rays take on Atlanta Braves from Truist Park in Cumberland, Georgia. The Bay Rays are sitting at the second spot in the AL East Division play. The Braves are stuck at the third spot in the NL East as they continue to trail the Phillies in the second. Atlanta will need to move up the ladder by winning consecutive games. Experts betting on baseball are against the Braves to win as Tampa Bay holds the key to success with their powerful batting unit.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 07/18/2021
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays were unable to do much in their last game as they gave up nine runs and scored nothing in return. The Bay Rays were strong enough to win their first game against the Braves with a 6-7 final score. Tampa has won a total of 54 games on the season after dropping 38 in return. Rich Hill will get the ball as their starting pitcher in this game. The southpaw is holding a 6-4 record on the season with an ERA of 3.74. In his last game, Hill gave up three runs in a span of five innings against the Blue Jays.
Players to watch: R. Arozarena LF (GP 83, AB 316, R 52, H 79, 2B 15, 3B 1, HR 10, RBI 41, TB 126, BB 34, SO 97, SB 11, AVG 0.25, OBP 0.332, SLG 0.399, OPS 0.731, WAR 1.9), A. Meadows DH (GP 85, AB 316, R 52, H 77, 2B 23, 3B 1, HR 16, RBI 61, TB 150, BB 41, SO 85, SB 3, AVG 0.244, OBP 0.337, SLG 0.475, OPS 0.812, WAR 1.7).
Atlanta Braves won a total of 45 games and dropped 46. The Braves are now one game behind the .500 mark and they need to make it past the Phillies at the second. Starting pitcher Max Fried was successful against the Braves after pitching seven shutout innings last night. Drew Smyly will take the nod in this game as their starting pitcher. Smyly is holding a 7-3 record on the season with an ERA of 4.48. The Braves were successful with Smyly in his last three starts. Despite Smyly on the mound, Atlanta will need power from the plate.
Players to watch: O. Albies 2B (GP 88, AB 340, R 54, H 88, 2B 25, 3B 5, HR 15, RBI 61, TB 168, BB 30, SO 68, SB 13, AVG 0.259, OBP 0.322, SLG 0.494, OPS 0.816, WAR 2), D. Swanson SS (GP 90, AB 334, R 41, H 81, 2B 20, 3B 2, HR 16, RBI 41, TB 153, BB 26, SO 103, SB 6, AVG 0.243, OBP 0.301, SLG 0.458, OPS 0.759, WAR 0.8).
Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves Betting Numbers
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves Betting Picks
Atlanta is missing out on Ronald Acuna Jr. and the batting squad is still not consistent. The top online sportsbook has predicted the Bay Rays to win this game and cover the spread with the help of their batting unit.
Score Prediction: Bay Rays 5, Braves 3.