Rays vs. Phillies MLB Prediction

Rays vs. Phillies, 8/24/21 MLB Betting Predictions & DFS Notes

Will Tuesday night’s interleague matchup between the Rays and Phillies turn into a high-scoring affair when the two teams clash at 7:05 p.m. ET at Citizens Bank Park?

Game Snapshot

975 Tampa Bay Rays (-121) at 976 Philadelphia Phillies (+101); o/u 9

7:05 p.m. ET, Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

Tampa Bay Rays DFS SPIN

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays plan to activate Nelson Cruz (COVID-19) prior to Tuesday's game versus the Phillies. Cruz was placed on the COVID-19 IL Sunday, but he has tested negative and been cleared to rejoin the club. The corresponding move for Cruz will be Ji-Man Choi (hamstring) going on the IL. Topkin says that Cruz could make his first career start at first base Tuesday in the road interleague series.

Philadelphia Phillies DFS Spin

Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-3 with two homers and a walk against the Padres on Sunday. Hoskins made his return to the lineup after missing time with a groin issue that kept him out since August 5. He put the Phillies on the board with a solo homer off of Ryan Weathers to lead off the fourth inning and added a second blast off of Miguel Diaz in the fifth. The multi-homer day gives Hoskins 26 on the year with a .247/.336/.526 triple slash and 70 RBI over 438 plate appearances.

Rays vs. Phillies Betting Prediction

The over has cashed in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams and is 17-5-1 in the Rays’ last 23 games overall. The over is also 7-2 in the Rays’ last nine road games, is 5-1 in their last six games versus a team with a winning record and is 4-1 in their last five games versus a left-handed starter. On the other side, the over is 5-2 in the Phillies’ last seven interleague games versus a right-handed starter and is 14-5 in their last 19 games after scoring five runs or more in their previous game.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: RAYS/PHILLIES OVER 9

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