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Rays vs Brewers Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2022

The Brewers (58-50) will host the Rays (58-50) in Milwaukee on Tuesday, August 9 at American Family Field. Still in the second third of the season, each of the rivals will of course be looking for a win as the season progresses. Don’t miss the first pitch at 7:10 p.m. CT!

This season, the teams have battled in two matchups and the Brewers have come out on top in each game against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on June 29, 2022, the score was 3-5 in favor of the Rays. The Brewers had two runs to the Rays seven runs. We’ll see what unfolds when it all goes down at American Family Field.

Brewers vs Rays Prediction

The oddmakers believe that the Brewers have better chances of taking this one. Per FanDuel, they are at -168 odds for victory, while Tampa Bay are +142. Total runs for this contest is predicted to be 8.

The last time they played, the Brewers defeated the Reds on Sunday, by a 2-4 margin. Led by their top hitter, Christian Yelich, who has a batting average of .264, the team is currently batting .241 so far this season. In terms of defense, the team has put up an ERA of 3.87 and a .983 fielding percentage.

In their last game on Sunday, the Rays were defeated by the Tigers by a score of 0-7. So far this season, the team is currently batting .257, thanks in large part to their top hitter, Harold Ramírez, who has a batting average of .329. Defensively, they have an ERA of 3.49 and a .985 fielding percentage. Be sure to take a look at our odds assessment and make your choices based on the teams’ recent performances!

Going into this clash, the Brewers are without Luis Perdomo (Elbow), Alex J Jackson (Finger), Adrian Houser (Flexor), Trevor Rosenthal (Hamstring), Jake O. Cousins (Elbow), Miguel Sánchez (Elbow), Omar Narváez (Quad), Jandel Gustave (Forearm), Jace Peterson (Left Elbow) and Justin Topa (Elbow). Then, the Rays are missing Jon Chargois (Oblique), Michael Zunino (Shoulder), Manuel Margot (Knee), Shane Baz (Elbow), Andrew Kittredge (Elbow), Brendan McKay (Shoulder), Harold Ramírez (Thumb), Yonny Chirinos (Elbow), Wander Samuel Franco (Wrist), Jonathon Feyereisen (Shoulder), Nick Anderson (Elbow), Josh Fleming (Oblique), Matthew Wisler (Neck), Kevin Kiermaier (Hip) and Tyler Glasnow (Elbow).

Moneyline pick: Tampa Bay (+142) at FanDuel

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Brewers vs Rays Betting Odds

Moneyline: Milwaukee (-168), Tampa Bay (+142) at FanDuel

Run Line: Milwaukee -1.5 (+126), Tampa Bay 1.5 (-152) at FanDuel

Over/Under: Under 8 Runs (-118), Over 8 Runs (-104) at FanDuel

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Brewers vs Rays Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Brewers 0.81%, Rays 0.71%
  • Win % as underdog: Brewers 0.17%, Rays 0.25%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Milwaukee 4-6, Tampa Bay 5-5

Runline Pick: Brewers -1.5 Runs (+126) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Brewers will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 8 Total Runs (-118) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Brewers have averaged 5.1 runs per game over their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Rays have recorded 5.1 runs during the same timeframe.

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