Rays vs. Brewers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 19, 2023

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Rays vs. Brewers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 19, 2023

MLB Predictions

Owen Miller carries a 10-game hitting streak for the Milwaukee Brewers (24-19) into Friday’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays (32-13). Yandy Diaz, (12-game hitting streak) and the Rays are -228 favorites for the matchup, which starts at 6:40 PM ET live on BSSUN from Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan and Milwaukee’s Adrian Houser have been named the starters for this contest.

Rays vs. Brewers Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -228
  • Brewers odds to win: +190
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Rays vs. Brewers?

Rays and Brewers Betting Trends

The Rays have won 74.4% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (29-10).

Tampa Bay has won all eight games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -228 or shorter.

The Brewers have entered the game as underdogs 17 times this season and won nine, or 52.9%, of those games.

Milwaukee has not been a bigger underdog this season than the +190 moneyline set for this game.

The Rays have played in 45 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-17-3).

The Brewers’ games have gone over the total in 19 of their 43 chances.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays are the highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 6.2 runs per game (277 total).

The Tampa Bay Rays average 1.9 home runs per game and have hit an MLB-best 87 home runs in total.

The Rays have an MLB-best .273 batting average.

Tampa Bay strikes out 8.6 times per game to rank 18th in MLB.

The 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Rays pitching staff ranks 23rd in MLB.

Tampa Bay’s 3.39 team ERA ranks second across all MLB pitching staffs.

Brewers Stats & Insights

The Brewers rank 22nd in the majors with 183 total runs scored this season.

Milwaukee ranks 14th in Major League Baseball with 51 home runs.

The Brewers’ .239 batting average ranks 21st in the league this season.

Milwaukee ranks 23rd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.2 Ks per contest.

The Brewers have an eight K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 25th in the majors.

Milwaukee has the 11th-ranked ERA (3.97) in the majors this season.

Rays Key Players to Watch

McClanahan gets the start for the Rays, his 10th of the season. He is 7-0 with a 2.34 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 50 2/3 innings pitched.

Diaz is batting .321 this season with 10 home runs, both best among Tampa Bay hitters.

Wander Franco is batting .292 with an OBP of .354 and a slugging percentage of .503 this season.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in home runs with 10 and runs batted in with 36.

Josh Lowe leads Tampa Bay in home runs with 10 while driving in 30 runs and slugging .629.

Brewers Key Players to Watch

The Brewers’ Houser will make his third start of the season.

Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with a team-best batting average of .258.

Rowdy Tellez’s 10 home runs lead his team.

Willy Adames has put up a team-best 24 runs batted in.

Brian Anderson is hitting .241 with five doubles, a triple, six home runs and 18 walks.

Rays and Brewers Injuries

Rays: Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor strain), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Garrett Cleavinger: 60 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Yandy Díaz: day-to-day (Groin), Taylor Walls: day-to-day (Undisclosed)

Brewers: Louis Linwood Voit III: 10 Day IL (Neck), Wade Miley: 15 Day IL (Lat strain), Matt Bush: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Brandon Woodruff: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Urías: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), Garrett Mitchell: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jason Alexander: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Justin Wilson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Aaron Ashby: 60 Day IL (Labrum)

Rays vs. Brewers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 4, Brewers 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 7.5 runs
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