Rays vs. Brewers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, May 20, 2023

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Rays vs. Brewers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, May 20, 2023

MLB Predictions

Yandy Diaz seeks to extend his 12-game hitting streak as the Tampa Bay Rays (33-13) take on the Milwaukee Brewers (24-20) and Owen Miller, who has an 11-game hit streak of his own. The Rays are listed as -211 favorites on the moneyline for the contest, which starts at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday, live on Fox Sports 1 from Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay’s Zach Eflin and Milwaukee’s Eric Lauer have been named the starters for this contest.

Rays vs. Brewers Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -211
  • Brewers odds to win: +176
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1

Who Will Win Rays vs. Brewers?

Rays and Brewers Betting Trends

The Rays have won 75% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (30-10).

Tampa Bay has played in 10 games as moneyline favorites with odds of -211 or shorter and won them all.

This season, the Brewers have won nine out of the 18 games, or 50%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Milwaukee has played as an underdog of +176 or more once this season and lost that game.

The Rays have had an over/under set by bookmakers 46 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 25 of those games (25-18-3).

The Brewers and their opponents have hit the over in 19 of their 44 games with a total this season.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays have the most prolific offense in MLB action scoring six runs per game (278 total runs).

The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 87 total home runs, averaging 1.9 per game.

The Rays have a league-leading .272 batting average.

Tampa Bay strikes out 8.5 times per game, the No. 18 mark in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Rays has a collective 8.6 K/9, which ranks 16th in MLB.

Tampa Bay has a 3.31 team ERA that is No. 1 among all MLB pitching staffs.

Brewers Stats & Insights

The Brewers have scored 183 runs (4.2 per game) this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.

Milwaukee has hit 51 homers this season, which ranks 14th in the majors.

The Brewers have a team batting average of .239 this season, which ranks 21st among MLB teams.

Milwaukee ranks 24th with an average of 9.3 strikeouts per game.

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

Milwaukee pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.91 ERA this year, ninth-best in baseball.

Rays Key Players to Watch

Eflin makes the start for the Rays, his eighth of the season. He is 5-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings pitched.

Diaz leads Tampa Bay in homers with 10 while also maintaining a team-best .321 batting average.

Wander Franco is batting .286 with an OBP of .347 and a slugging percentage of .491 this season.

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

Josh Lowe’s 10 home runs are most among Tampa Bay batters. He’s driven in 30 runs this season while slugging .617.

Brewers Key Players to Watch

The Brewers will hand the ball to Lauer (4-4) for his eighth start of the season.

Christian Yelich paces the Brewers with a team-best batting average of .252.

Rowdy Tellez has hit 10 home runs to lead his team.

Willy Adames paces the Brewers with 24 runs batted in.

Brian Anderson is batting .234 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)

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), Garrett Mitchell: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Urías: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), 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 5, Brewers 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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