Tampa Bay Rays at San Diego Padres Matchup

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The Tampa Bay Rays are preparing to take on the San Diego Padres in a Wednesday matinee. This interleague matchup will begin at 3:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports San Diego is in line to broadcast the game.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. San Diego Padres Odds

The Rays are 71-50 SU and have gone 63-57 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle a whole lot this year, gaining 0.0 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 0.5 units ATS. Tampa Bay’s covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Padres, on the other hand, are 55-64 SU and 54-64 ATS. They’ve lost 12.7 units for moneyline bettors and 14.9 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

San Diego games have an over/under record of 57-54-7 in 2019. The Rays have an over/under record of 54-59-7.

The southpaw Jalen Beeks is getting the start for Tampa Bay. Beeks is 5-1 with a 3.71 ERA and 65 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Padres this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Padres are going with Cal Quantrill (5-3, 3.21 ERA), who has 57 strikeouts and 18 walks to his name, along with a 1.14 WHIP. Quantrill did not pitch in the majors last season.

As a unit, San Diego’s pitching staff has given up 4.9 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 4.46 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.81 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 9.9 K/9.

San Diego’s offense is putting up 4.5 runs per contest, including 5.8 per game over its last 10 games and 5.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .262/.340/.464 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Padres’ offense has been led by first baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Manny Machado. Hosmer is slashing .284/.331/.446 with 17 home runs, 80 RBIs and 59 runs scored, and Machado’s line is .263/.335/.478 with 26 homers, 70 RBIs and 67 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Tampa Bay’s pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.38 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 10.25 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.70, along with a K/9 of 9.39.

Rays hitters have slashed .255/.330/.434 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (5-0 SU).

Tampa Bay’s offense has been led by outfielders Tommy Pham and Avisail Garcia. Pham is slashing .266/.365/.440 with 16 home runs, 49 RBIs, 53 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Garcia (.278/.335/.459) is up to 17 homers, 57 RBIs and 49 runs scored.

Rays at Padres Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Padres, ATS Winner – Rays, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in five of San Diego’s last seven games.
  • San Diego has recorded 23 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23 over its last five.
  • Both teams have hit 17 home runs over their last 10 games.