Rays vs. Cubs Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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The Tampa Bay Rays (31-35) will try to put a stop to their current four-game losing streak when they host the Chicago Cubs (32-34) at 6:50 PM ET on MARQ Tuesday. Sportsbooks consider the Rays to be -139 favorites to end their skid, while the Cubs are +118 underdogs looking for the upset.

Tampa Bay’s Zach Eflin and Chicago’s Jameson Taillon have been named the starters for this contest.

Rays vs. Cubs Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -139
  • Cubs odds to win: +118
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
  • Time: 6:50 PM ET
  • TV: MARQ
  • Who Will Win Rays vs. Cubs?

    Rays and Cubs Betting Trends

    The Rays have won 20 of the 39 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (51.3%).

    Tampa Bay has a 9-11 record (winning 45% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -139 or shorter.

    The Cubs have entered the game as underdogs 37 times this season and won 16, or 43.2%, of those games.

    Chicago is 8-5 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +118 or more on the moneyline.

    The Rays have played in 66 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 34 times (34-30-2).

    The Cubs and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 30 of their 66 opportunities.

    Rays Stats & Insights

    The Rays are the fifth-lowest scoring team in MLB action averaging 3.9 runs per game (255 total).

    Tampa Bay has hit the fewest home runs in MLB play this season (50).

    The Rays are 20th in MLB with a .232 batting average.

    Tampa Bay’s nine strikeouts per game rank 25th in MLB.

    The 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Rays pitching staff ranks 14th in MLB.

    Tampa Bay has a 4.42 team ERA that ranks 25th among all MLB pitching staffs.

    Cubs Stats & Insights

    The Cubs have scored the 16th-most runs in the league this season with 284 (4.3 per game).

    Chicago’s 64 home runs rank 19th in Major League Baseball.

    The Cubs have a team batting average of just .229 this season, which ranks 26th among MLB teams.

    Chicago ranks 22nd with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.

    The Cubs have a nine K/9 this season as a pitching staff, third-best in baseball.

    Chicago has pitched to a 3.93 ERA this season, which ranks 15th in baseball.

    Rays Key Players to Watch

    The Rays will send Eflin (3-4) to the mound for his 12th start of the season. He is 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings pitched.

    Isaac Paredes leads Tampa Bay in batting average (.288), home runs (10) and runs batted in (37) this season.

    Yandy Diaz has collected 65 hits this season and has an OBP of .323. He’s slugging .355 on the year.

    Amed Rosario is slashing .296/.316/.413 this season for the Rays.

    Randy Arozarena has 40 hits and an OBP of .284 to go with a slugging percentage of .320 this season.

    Cubs Key Players to Watch

    The Cubs’ Taillon (3-2) will make his 10th start of the season.

    Christopher Morel has put up a team-high 12 home runs and 39 runs batted in.

    Nico Hoerner has 13 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 24 walks while hitting .252.

    Mike Tauchman leads the Cubs with a .261 batting average.

    Cody Bellinger has 11 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 17 walks while hitting .260.

    Rays and Cubs Injuries

    Rays: Richard Lovelady: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shane McClanahan: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Jacob Waguespack: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Cubs: Yency Almonte: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ben Brown: 15 Day IL (Neck), Daniel Palencia: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Julian Merryweather: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Caleb Kilian: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Adbert Alzolay: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Nico Hoerner: day-to-day (Hand)

    Rays vs. Cubs Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 5, Cubs 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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