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Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies 08/25/2021 Baseball Preview, Spread and Game Analysis

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies 08-25-2021 Baseball Preview Spread and Game Analysis

Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies 08/25/2021 – The best MLB bets today are flourishing online as the Tampa Bay Rays continue their series against the Philadelphia Phillies from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Bay Rays will look forward to building on their three-game winning streak after taking the Phillies in their last game Tampa Bay won a total of 78 games and dropped 48 in return. Philadelphia is trailing the Braves at the second in the NL East with a 63-62 record. The Phillies are just one game ahead of the .500 mark while Tampa remains 30 games ahead.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies 08/25/2021

When: Wednesday, August 25, 7:05 PM ET
Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: BSSUN
Stream: MLB.TV

Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies 08/25/2021

Team RL TOTAL ML
Tampa Bay Rays +1.5 (-185) 8.5 o (-122) +110
Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (+132) 8.5 u (-111) -147
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Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays produced three runs from the plate last night after restricting the Phillies to just one. The Bay Rays were strong enough to get past the White Sox in their last series. Austin Meadows, Brandon Lowe, Randy Arozarena are the bright spots from Tampa’s batting end. Ryan Yarbrough will be sent to the mound here as their starter in this game. Yarbrough is holding a 7-4 record on the season with an ERA of 4.57 and 101 Ks in total. Against the Phillies, he has a 0-1 record with an ERA of 2.92 with 14 Ks.

Players to watch: Austin Meadows DH (GP 114, AB 425, R 65, H 101, 2B 27, 3B 2, HR 21, RBI 88, TB 195, BB 54, SO 106, SB 3, AVG 0.238, OBP 0.327, SLG 0.459, OPS 0.785, WAR 1.8), Randy Arozarena LF (GP 110, AB 419, R 72, H 115, 2B 24, 3B 2, HR 16, RBI 54, TB 191, BB 44, SO 133, SB 11, AVG 0.274, OBP 0.353, SLG 0.456, OPS 0.809, WAR 3).

Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are now a step back from getting closer to the Braves. Philadelphia will need to win consecutive games to get past the Braves for the division title. The Phillies defeated the Padres in their last three-game series with a final record of 2-1. Philadelphia is turning towards Zach Wheeler as their starter in this game. Wheeler is holding a 0-1 record on the season with an ERA of 4.50 and 22 Ks in total against the Bay Rays. Overall, he has a 10-8 record with an ERA of 2.77 and 194 Ks in total.

Players to watch: Rhys Hoskins 1B (GP 105, AB 384, R 63, H 95, 2B 29, 3B 0, HR 26, RBI 70, TB 202, BB 47, SO 108, SB 3, AVG 0.247, OBP 0.336, SLG 0.526, OPS 0.862, WAR 2.1), Alec Bohm 3B (GP 111, AB 371, R 46, H 91, 2B 15, 3B 0, HR 7, RBI 47, TB 127, BB 31, SO 108, SB 4, AVG 0.245, OBP 0.302, SLG 0.342, OPS 0.645, WAR -1.1).

Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Numbers

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Tampa Bay Rays

The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay’s last 17 games.
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Tampa Bay is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Philadelphia.
Rays is 11-4 SU in their last 15 games on the road.
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Phillies

The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Philadelphia’s last 16 games.
Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games at home.
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games this season.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Picks

The top MLB prop bets favor the Bay Rays to take out the Phillies once more with their powerful offense and well-balanced defensive unit. Look for the Bay Rays to win this game and make it past the Phillies with a decent score.  

Score Prediction: Bay Rays 5, Phillies 2.