Rays vs. Brewers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, May 21, 2023

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Rays vs. Brewers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, May 21, 2023

MLB Predictions

Owen Miller carries a 12-game hitting streak for the Milwaukee Brewers (24-21) into Sunday’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays (34-13). Yandy Diaz, (13-game hitting streak) and the Rays are -138 favorites for the matchup, which starts at 1:40 PM ET live on BSSUN from Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay’s Jalen Beeks and Milwaukee’s Freddy Peralta have been named the starters for this contest.

Rays vs. Brewers Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -138
  • Brewers odds to win: +118
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • Time: 1:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Rays vs. Brewers?

Rays and Brewers Betting Trends

The Rays have won 31 of the 41 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (75.6%).

In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -138 or shorter, Tampa Bay has gone 27-5 (84.4%).

The Brewers have entered the game as underdogs 19 times this season and won nine, or 47.4%, of those games.

Milwaukee has a record of 7-7 in games where oddsmakers have it as underdogs of at least +118 on the moneyline.

The Rays have combined with opponents to go over the total 26 times this season for a 26-18-3 record against the over/under.

Games involving the Brewers have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 20 of 45 chances this season.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays are the top-scoring team in baseball averaging 6.1 runs per game (286 total).

The Tampa Bay Rays have hit an MLB-leading 90 home runs, averaging 1.9 per game.

The Rays lead the majors with a .273 batting average.

Tampa Bay strikes out 8.5 times per game to rank 16th in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Rays has a collective 8.6 K/9, which ranks 17th in MLB.

Tampa Bay has a 3.33 team ERA that ranks second among all MLB pitching staffs.

Brewers Stats & Insights

The Brewers rank 23rd in the majors with 187 total runs scored this season.

Milwaukee’s 53 home runs rank 13th in Major League Baseball.

The Brewers rank 21st in MLB with a .238 team batting average.

Milwaukee ranks 25th with an average of 9.3 strikeouts per game.

The Brewers strike out eight batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 25th in MLB.

Milwaukee has the 11th-ranked ERA (4.01) in the majors this season.

Rays Key Players to Watch

The Rays will send Beeks (1-2) to the mound to make his fifth start of the season. He is 1-2 with a 4.70 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings pitched.

Diaz is batting .333 this season with 11 home runs, both lead Tampa Bay hitters.

Wander Franco has collected 51 hits this season and has an OBP of .343. He’s slugging .483 on the year.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in RBI with 36 while batting .309 with 10 home runs.

Josh Lowe has 39 hits and an OBP of .364 to go with a slugging percentage of .617 this season.

Brewers Key Players to Watch

Peralta (4-3) will take the mound for the Brewers, his ninth start of the season.

Christian Yelich paces the Brewers with 24 runs batted in while putting up a team-best batting average of .252.

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

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

Brian Anderson has racked up 24 runs batted in to pace his team.

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), J.B. Bukauskas: 15 Day IL (Spine), 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 6, Brewers 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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