The Tampa Bay Rays are heading west to PETCO Park to take on the San Diego Padres. Fox Sports San Diego will televise this interleague showdown and the opening pitch will be at 10:10 p.m. ET.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. San Diego Padres Odds
The Rays are 69-50 SU and have gone 62-56 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle a whole lot this year, losing 2.1 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 0.3 units ATS. The Padres, on the other hand, are 55-62 SU and 54-62 ATS. The team has lost 10.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 12.9 units ATS.
San Diego games have had an over/under record of 55-54-7 in 2019. The Rays have an over/under record of 53-58-7.
Diego Castillo will get the start for Tampa Bay. The right-handed Castillo (2-6, 3.50 ERA) has recorded 49 punchouts in 43.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Padres this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Padres are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Joey Lucchesi (7-6, 4.19 ERA), who has 119 strikeouts and 39 walks, along with a 1.18 WHIP. Lucchesi did not register a start against the Rays in 2018.
As a unit, San Diego’s pitchers have given up 4.8 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.44, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.3. The bullpen has a 4.70 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 10.0 K/9.
The San Diego hitters have produced 4.5 runs per contest, including 5.6 per game over its last 10 games and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .265/.333/.518 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
First baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Manny Machado have led the Padres’ offense this year. Hosmer is slashing .279/.327/.440 with 17 home runs, 78 RBIs and 58 runs scored, and Machado’s line sits at .265/.335/.483 with 26 homers, 70 RBIs and 67 runs.
For the visitors, Tampa Bay’s pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.35 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 10.23 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.73, along with a K/9 of 9.25.
Rays hitters have slashed .254/.328/.432 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).
Tampa Bay’s hitters have 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 steals, while Garcia (.277/.335/.451) has produced 16 homers, 55 RBIs and 47 runs scored.
Rays vs. Padres Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Padres, ATS Winner – Rays, O/U – OVER
- Tampa Bay has tallied 14 extra-base hits over its last five outings. San Diego has 21 XBH over its last five.
- The Rays have an OPS of .760 this season and an OPS of .747 against left-handed pitchers. The Padres’ OPS stands at .748 overall and .780 against lefties.
- San Diego has posted 24.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.4 over its last five.
- The Rays have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games. The Padres have hit 17 over their last 10.