Rays vs. Dodgers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 26, 2023

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Rays vs. Dodgers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 26, 2023

MLB Predictions

Yandy Diaz, batting .322 this season, leads the Tampa Bay Rays (37-15) into a matchup with one of the league’s other top hitters, Freddie Freeman (.330 AVG) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (31-20). Diaz and the Rays are -126 favorites on the moneyline for the matchup at Tropicana Field, beginning at 6:40 PM ET live on BSSUN.

Tampa Bay’s Jalen Beeks and Los Angeles’ Noah Syndergaard have been named the starters for this contest.

Rays vs. Dodgers Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -126
  • Dodgers odds to win: +107
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Rays vs. Dodgers?

Rays and Dodgers Betting Trends

The Rays have been favored on the moneyline 45 total times this season. They’ve gone 33-12 in those games.

Tampa Bay has gone 33-8 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -126 or shorter (80.5% winning percentage).

This season, the Dodgers have been the underdog eight times and won four of those games.

Los Angeles is 3-2 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +107 or more on the moneyline.

The Rays have had an over/under set by bookmakers 52 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 31 of those games (31-18-3).

Games involving the Dodgers have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 28 of 51 chances this season.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays score the most runs in baseball (310 total, six per game).

The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 97 total home runs, averaging 1.9 per game.

The Rays have an MLB-high .269 batting average.

Tampa Bay strikes out 8.4 times per game, the No. 14 mark in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Rays has a collective 8.3 K/9, which ranks 23rd in the majors.

Tampa Bay has a 3.69 team ERA that ranks fifth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Dodgers Stats & Insights

The Dodgers are among the highest scoring teams in the majors, ranking third with 279 total runs this season.

Los Angeles ranks third in Major League Baseball with 82 home runs.

The Dodgers rank 20th in MLB with a .237 team batting average.

Los Angeles ranks 25th with an average of nine strikeouts per game.

The Dodgers have an 8.6 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 17th in the majors.

Los Angeles has pitched to a 4.26 ERA this season, which ranks 17th in baseball.

Rays Key Players to Watch

Beeks makes the start for the Rays, his sixth of the season. He is 1-2 with a 4.68 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings pitched.

Wander Franco is batting .288 with seven home runs and 26 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in home runs with 11 and runs batted in with 39.

Diaz leads Tampa Bay in homers with 11 while also batting a team-best .322 this season.

Josh Lowe is slugging .611 this season, with a team-best 11 homers while driving in 35 runs.

Dodgers Key Players to Watch

The Dodgers will send Syndergaard (1-3) to the mound for his 10th start this season.

Freeman has put up a team-high batting average of .330.

Mookie Betts is batting .255 with 14 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 31 walks.

Will Smith is batting .317 with seven doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks.

Max Muncy has hit 15 home runs with 35 runs batted in. Both pace his team.

Rays and Dodgers Injuries

Rays: Zack Littell: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), 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)

Dodgers: Julio Urías: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Michael Grove: 15 Day IL (Groin), Dustin May: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Tyler Cyr: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jimmy Nelson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Daniel Hudson: 60 Day IL (Knee), Walker Buehler: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Álex Reyes: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Blake Treinen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Pepiot: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Gavin Lux: 60 Day IL (Knee)

Rays vs. Dodgers Prediction

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