Rays vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 19, 2023

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Rays vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 19, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Tampa Bay Rays (15-3) will look to Francisco Mejia, red hot after a four-hit game, to lead them in a matchup with the Cincinnati Reds (7-10) on Wednesday at 12:35 PM ET on BSOH. The Rays are -233 favorites for the contest, according to oddsmakers.

Tampa Bay’s Drew Rasmussen and Cincinnati’s Levi Stoudt have been named the starters for this contest.

Rays vs. Reds Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -233
  • Reds odds to win: +192
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • Time: 12:35 PM ET
  • TV: BSOH

Who Will Win Rays vs. Reds?

Rays and Reds Betting Trends

The Rays have been the moneyline favorite 17 total times this season. They’ve finished 15-2 in those games.

Tampa Bay has won all seven games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -233 or shorter.

The Reds have entered the game as underdogs 13 times this season and won four, or 30.8%, of those games.

Cincinnati has played as an underdog of +192 or more once this season and lost that game.

The Rays have played in 18 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 11 times (11-5-2).

Games involving the Reds have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 11 of 17 chances this season.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays are the highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 6.9 runs per game (125 total).

The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 41 total home runs, averaging 2.3 per game.

The Rays lead the majors with a .286 batting average.

Tampa Bay strikes out 7.7 times per game to rank sixth in baseball.

The nine strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Rays pitching staff ranks 13th in MLB.

Tampa Bay has the second-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (2.72).

Reds Stats & Insights

The Reds rank 15th in the league with 82 total runs scored this season.

Cincinnati’s 15 home runs rank 25th in Major League Baseball.

The Reds rank 16th in MLB with a .245 team batting average.

Cincinnati ranks 19th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.4 Ks per contest.

The Reds strike out 9.3 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 10th-best in MLB.

Cincinnati has the 25th-ranked ERA (5.25) in the majors this season.

Rays Key Players to Watch

Rasmussen makes the start for the Rays, his fourth of the season. He is 2-1 with a 2.60 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings pitched.

Wander Franco has been key for Tampa Bay with 22 hits, an OBP of .363 plus a slugging percentage of .575.

Randy Arozarena is a key run producer for Tampa Bay with a .313 average, four homers and 18 RBI.

Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in home runs with five. He’s driven in 12 runs and is slugging .552.

Brandon Lowe’s five home runs are most among Tampa Bay batters. He’s driven in 12 runs this season while slugging .630.

Reds Key Players to Watch

Stoudt has been named the starter for the Reds and will make his first start this season.

Jonathan India is hitting .300 with six doubles, a home run and nine walks.

Spencer Steer has a club-leading .320 batting average.

TJ Friedl has four doubles, a triple, two home runs and seven walks while hitting .305.

Jake Fraley has capitalized on opportunities as he paces his team with 10 RBI.

Rays and Reds Injuries

Rays: Jose Siri: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Jeffrey Springs: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Zach Eflin: 15 Day IL (Back), Ryan Thompson: 15 Day IL (Lat), Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Reds: Joey Votto: 10 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Connor Overton: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Santillan: 15 Day IL (Back), Luke Weaver: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Spencer Steer: day-to-day (Knee), Hunter Greene: day-to-day (Shin)

Rays vs. Reds Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 6, Reds 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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