Rays vs. Braves MLB Prediction

Rays vs. Braves, 7/18/21 MLB Predictions & Betting Odds

The Rays and Braves will wrap up their series from Atlanta on Sunday at 1:20 p.m. ET when Rich Hill opposes Drew Smyly in the pitching matchup. Will the Braves will the rubber match or is there a better bet on the board?

Game Snapshot

929 Tampa Bay Rays (-111) at 930 Atlanta Braves (-109); o/u 9

1:20 p.m. ET, Sunday, July 18, 2021

Truist Park, Atlanta, GA

Tampa Bay Rays DFS Notes

Wander Franco went 1-for-4 on Saturday in a blowout loss to the Braves. Franco singled, but was picked off shortly after. The 20-year-old has not lit the world on fire since his promotion, and is hitting just .211/.263/.352 thus far. Stay patient, Franco has the potential to help in every category, and lots of young players struggle early on in their first taste of the majors.

Atlanta Braves DFS Notes

Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI on Saturday in a blowout victory over the Rays. It's the 21st homer of the year for Freeman. He added another RBI -- the 54th of the season -- with a sac fly in the sixth. Freeman has shown the power all year, and it's a safe bet to say he'll increase his .285 average over the second half of the year. HIstory tells everyone that.

Rays vs. Braves MLB Betting Prediction

The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams and has cashed in five of the previous six meetings in Atlanta. The over is also 8-2 in the Rays’ last 10 interleague games, is 14-3-2 in their last 19 games when they’re favored on the road and is 16-4-1 in their last 21 road games when facing an opponent with a losing record. On the other side, the over has cashed in four straight Braves’ games, is 5-0 in their last five interleague home games and is 6-1 in their last seven games when facing a left-handed starter.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: RAYS/BRAVES OVER 9

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