Rays vs. Braves Tuesday Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves, 8/28/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Tampa Bay Rays will visit the Atlanta Braves at 7:35 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. Does the game have the potential to be relatively high-scoring for bettors?

Game Snapshot & Odds

973 Tampa Bay Rays (+115) at 974 Atlanta Braves (-125); 8.5 runs

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

7:35 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park

TV: TB (FS SUN); ATL (FSSO)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Braves as a -125 favorite. As of this writing, 64% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Braves 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.

Rays’ Ryne Stanek set to open series vs. Braves

Stanek will serve as the Rays' opening pitcher in Tuesday's game against the Braves, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Stanek isslated for his 22nd "start" of the season, but it's expected that he'll only throw between one and two innings before giving way to the bullpen. According to Topkin, Yonny Chirinos lines up as the Rays' primary pitcher once Stanek exits and should cover the bulk of the innings in relief.

Braves’ Teheran holds Pirates to one run in win

Julio Teheran was dominant for seven innings against the Pirates on Wednesday, allowing just one run on two hits in the 2-1 victory. He surrendered a run-scoring single to Colin Moran in the fifth inning for the only damage on his line in the boxscore. The right-hander punched out five batters against one walk in the quality start. He has been quite inconsistent this year, mixing good starts with bad to deliver an overall 9-7 record with a 4.09 ERA and nice 1.18 WHIP. If he keeps the ball in the yard like he did tonight he is good, but he has trouble doing that as indicated by his 23 homers allowed in 25 starts.

MLB Betting Trends

Tampa Bay

The Rays are a perfect 7-0 in their last eight games.

Atlanta

The Braves have won five of their last seven games overall.

Prediction:

The over is 3-1-1 in the Rays’ last five games following a win and 3-1-1 in their last five games overall. The over is also 5-2 in Stanek’s last seven starts, is 11-1 in the Braves’ last 12 interleague home games versus a right-handed starter, and is 16-5 in their last 21 interleague games versus a right-handed starter.

The Pick: Rays/Braves over 8.5

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