Nationals vs. Rays Sunday Prediction

Washington Nationals vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 6/25/2018 Prediction & Odds

After sweeping the Yankees over the weekend the Tampa Bay Rays open a new series against the Washington Nationals on Monday night. Will the host take the first game of the series?

Game Snapshot & Odds

917 Washington Nationals (+102) at 918 Tampa Bay Rays (-112); 7.5 runs

Monday, June 25, 2018

7:10 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field


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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Rays as a -112 favorite. As of this writing, 51% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nationals to beat the Rays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Nationals' Gonzalez allows two runs in loss to Orioles

Gio Gonzalez surrendered two runs in four innings and took a loss against the Orioles on Wednesday. He served up a two-run homer to Mark Trumbo in the second inning and that was all it took for the loss. The game was interrupted by a long rain delay after the fourth inning and that was why Gonzalez' outing was so short. He falls to 6-4 with a nice 3.08 ERA and less-attractive 1.35 WHIP in 15 starts. He has 80 strikeouts and 34 walks in 84 2/3 innings.

Rays' Snell goes seven innings in win over Astros

Blake Snell worked around seven walks to limit the Astros to one run in seven innings for a win Tuesday. One of the walks was intentional. Despite all of the free passes, Snell threw just 102 pitches in seven innings. Justin Verlander, who also allowed only one run, needed 122 pitches to get through 6 2/3. Snell moved to 9-4 with a 2.48 ERA.

MLB Betting Trends


The Nationals are 1-4 in their last five games versus the Rays in Tampa.

Tampa Bay

The Rays have won six straight at home.


The Rays are 10-2 in Snell's last 12 home starts versus a team with a winning record, are 4-1 in his last five home starts and are 5-2 in his last seven outings overall. On the other side, the Nationals have lost five of six on the road and are just 1-4 in their last five interleague road games. They're also 2-6 in Gonzalez's last eight starts versus an American League East opponent.


The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -112


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