Braves vs. Rays Wednesday Pick
Will Wednesday night's matchup between the Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays turn into a low-scoring affair? The two teams will meet at 7:10 p.m. ET from Tropicana Field.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field
TV: ATL (FSSO); TB (FS Sun)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Rays as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 72% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Braves to beat the Rays on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Braves' Teheran pitches seven scoreless innings vs. Mets
Julio Teheran blanked the Mets for seven innings to pick up a win Thursday. Teheran, who left his last start with trapezius tightness, moved to 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA this season. He's pitched 14 scoreless innings against the Mets while allowing 15 runs in 23 innings against the rest of the league. Next up is a start against Tampa Bay.
Rays' Yarbrough fires five scoreless innings to beat Blue Jays
Ryan Yarbrough was outstanding in relief of Andrew Kittredge on Friday, firing five shutout innings in a victory over the Blue Jays. Yarbrough allowed just one hit and struck out four over his five masterful innings, needing just 58 pitches (40 strikes) to record 15 outs. He had been scheduled to start the bullpen game for the Rays, but manager Kevin Cash opted to start out with Kittredge instead, and it paid off. Yarbrough has done a nice job out of the bullpen, registering a 3.33 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 20/10 K/BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 10-4 in Teheran's last 14 starts and are 4-1 in his last five interleague games.
The Rays are winless in their last four interleague games, are 0-4 in their last four interleague home games and are 2-12 in their last 14 interleague home games versus a team with a winning record.
The under has cashed in 11 of the last 15 games between these two teams and is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Tampa. The under is also 17-7-1 in Teheran's last 25 starts, is 5-2 in his last seven road outings and is 6-2 in his last eight starts coming off five days of rest. On the other side, the under is 6-0-2 in the Rays' last eight games overall and is 4-0-1 in their last five contests coming off a loss.
The Pick: Braves/Rays under 8