Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Rays 7/4/2023 – A thrilling MLB matchup awaits as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Both teams will aim to secure a victory and bolster their position in their respective divisions. The Philadelphia Phillies have displayed a mix of form in recent games, winning five of their last seven matchups. The Tampa Bay Rays have been involved in high-scoring games lately, with the over-hitting in 10 of their last 13 games. The baseball betting lines run as these teams clash in this important game.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Rays 7/4/2023
|When:||Tuesday, July 4, 4:10 PM EDT|
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The Phillies’ pitching staff has been effective, resulting in the under-hitting in 10 of their last 14 games. However, the Phillies have struggled against the Tampa Bay Rays, losing their previous seven meetings. They have been impressive on the road, winning their last nine away games. Trea Turner has been a critical contributor for the Phillies this season. With 18 doubles, 2 triples, and eight home runs, he has provided a consistent offensive threat. Turner’s ability to get on base and drive in runs and his speed on the bases make him a player to watch in this matchup.
The Phillies have struggled against the Rays, losing their previous seven encounters. When playing on the road against Tampa Bay, the Phillies have a winless record in their last five games. Considering their head-to-head history and recent performances, the Rays hold the advantage heading into this game.
Players to watch: Trea Turner SS (GP 82, AB 342, R 49, H 85, 2B 18, 3B 2, HR 8, RBI 29, TB 131, BB 25, SO 86, SB 18, AVG 0.249, OBP 0.304, SLG 0.383, OPS 0.687, WAR 1.1, Nick Castellanos RF (GP 81, AB 320, R 50, H 101, 2B 26, 3B 1, HR 12, RBI 54, TB 165, BB 23, SO 85, SB 6, AVG 0.316, OBP 0.358, SLG 0.516, OPS 0.874, WAR 2.3
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have also shown dominance at home, winning eight of their last nine games played at Tropicana Field. Against National League opponents, the Rays have a strong record, winning 14 of their last 16 games. Wander Franco has been a breakout star for the Rays this season. With a .283 batting average, a .343 on-base percentage, and a .459 slugging percentage, Franco has displayed a well-rounded offensive game. His 9 home runs, 42 RBIs, and 26 stolen bases highlight his impact on the team. Franco’s presence in the lineup adds excitement and versatility to the Rays’ offense.
Based on the teams’ current form and previous meetings, the Tampa Bay Rays are expected to come out on top in this matchup. Their strong home record and consistent offensive output give them an edge over the Phillies.
Players to watch: Wander Franco SS (GP 80, AB 318, R 46, H 90, 2B 21, 3B 4, HR 9, RBI 42, TB 146, BB 29, SO 45, SB 26, AVG 0.283, OBP 0.343, SLG 0.459, OPS 0.802, WAR 4.2, Randy Arozarena LF (GP 82, AB 293, R 53, H 84, 2B 9, 3B 1, HR 16, RBI 58, TB 143, BB 45, SO 83, SB 9, AVG 0.287, OBP 0.398, SLG 0.488, OPS 0.886, WAR 2.9.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia’s last 14 games.
Philadelphia are 5-2 SU in their last seven games.
Phillies are 0-7 SU in their last seven games against Tampa Bay.
Philadelphia is 9-0 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Philadelphia are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games against an opponent in the American League.
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games against Philadelphia.
Total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games at home.
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games against an opponent in the National League.
Tampa Bay is 14-2 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the National League East Division.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
With the Rays’ dominance over the Phillies in recent meetings and their strong home record, they are favored to emerge as the winners. Keep an eye on Trea Turner for the Phillies and Wander Franco for the Rays. The Phillies have struggled against the Rays, losing their previous seven encounters. When playing on the road against Tampa Bay, the Phillies have a winless record in their last five games. Considering their head-to-head history and recent performances, the Rays hold the advantage heading into this game. The MLB betting odds favor the Rays to win and cover the spread at home.
Score Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays 6 – Philadelphia Phillies 3.