Rays vs. Braves Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays had their eight-game winning streak snapped last night at the hands of the host Atlanta Braves. Will Tampa Bay begin a new winning streak as the series resumes tonight?
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
SunTrust Park at 7:35PM ET
TV: FSSE (ATL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Braves are a -142 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rays are a +132 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Wednesday afternoon, 63 percent of public bets are being placed on host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Inciarte's perfect night powers Braves
Ender Inciarte finished 4-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBIs to help lead the Braves to a 9-5 home win over Tampa Bay. Nick Markakis was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Ozzie Albies finished 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and three runs. Dansby Swanson ended the game 2-for-4 with a run. Brad Bach earned the win out of the bullpen as he retired the only batter he faced.
Pham continues strong play
Tommy Pham went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs in yesterday's loss. Joey Wendle was 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run, while Matt Duffy also finished 2-for-5 with a stolen base. Kevin Kiermaier ended the game 2-for-3. Brandon Lowe went 1-for-3 with his first career homer, a walk and two RBIs. Chaz Roe suffered the loss in relief as he gave up three earned runs on two hits with a walk in one-third of an inning.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 8-2 in the last 10 Rays road games. The under is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.
The under is 9-1 in the last 10 Braves games overall. Atlanta is 8-2 in its last 10 games following a win.
Castillo has pitched well in the big leagues and the Rays bullpen has been a strongpoint. Conversely, Newcomb has shown to be a bonafide MLB starter in his sophomore season. Look for runs to be at a minimum today and the trend of unders continues in this interleague series.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: RAYS/BRAVES UNDER 8.5