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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves Baseball Betting Online Prediction

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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves Team Logos and Betting PReview

Wednesday’s baseball betting online action is primed for the sportsbook picking. One matchup offering plenty of value is tonight’s Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves pairing. The Braves have built a home at the top of the NL East and will be looking to solidify their standing by picking off the meager Rays this evening. Let’s check on the sportsbook odds to see which online bets are worthwhile.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves – Wednesday, August 29th   

Series: Game 2 || Braves Lead 1-0

When: 7:35 pm ET

Where: SunTrust Park, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

Baseball Betting Online Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Rays +1½ (-165) 8½ (-105)   +132
Braves -1½ (+145) 8½ (-115) -142
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Tampa Bay Rays   

The Rays swim into this Wednesday night matchup sporting a 70-62 record that ranks them 3rd in the AL East. Currently 20 ½ games behind the division leading Boston Red Sox, it’s clear Tampa Bay doesn’t have much of a shot of challenging for the No. 1 spot in the division. Unfortunately for Tampa Bay, the Rays are also pretty far behind in the Wild Card race. Right now they’re 10-games behind the Oakland Athletics, who are sitting on the last Wild Card slot out of the AL. Despite how rough things currently look, the Rays will still be taking to the diamond this evening in an effort to upset the Braves. Diego Castillo is the man tasked with delivering the upset. Castillo is 3-2 this season and wields a 3.23 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Matt Duffy (4 HR, 35 RBI, .301 BA), Joey Wendle (7 HR, 46 RBI, .294 BA), and CJ Cron (24 HR, 59 RBI, .250 BA).

Atlanta Braves

The Braves tumble into this Wednesday night matchup sporting a 74-57 record that ranks them as the best team in the NL East. With a 4 ½ game lead over the second-seeded Philadelphia Phillies, the Braves have built up a decent lead at the top of the division. Nevertheless, they’ll need to keep their current momentum to maintain the status quo. Sean Newcomb will get the start on behalf of Atlanta this evening. Newcomb is 11-6 this season and boasts a 3.57 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Nick Markakis (14 HR, 83 RBI, .311 BA), Freddie Freeman (20 HR, 78 RBI, .310 BA), and Ozzie Albies (21 HR, 62 RBI, .276 BA).

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay’s last 17 games when playing Atlanta
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games at home
  • Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Atlanta is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Picks

So which way should mobile betting players lean in this Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves matchup? All things considered, the Braves are the only way to go this evening. They’re the better team and will be playing at home as well. Luckily the money line is offering plenty of value this baseball betting online evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-3 Atlanta.

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