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Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 6/18/2023 Tips, Odds and Predictions

Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 6/18/2023 Tips, Odds and Predictions

At PETCO Park on Sunday, Wander Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays (51-22) and Joe Musgrove of the San Diego Padres (33-36) will square off. The Tampa Bay Rays will enter this game against the San Diego Padres on a high note after a dominating 6-2 victory against the Padres on Friday.

The Tampa Bay Rays are undoubtedly the best team in Major League Baseball this season, which shows in their overall record. The Rays are currently atop the AL East with a commanding 51-22 record. Any of the starters for the Rays may be considered the team’s best player, but Wander Franco has consistently performed well since the season’s start. Franco is now hitting.300 with 81 hits at the plate.

5.6 runs are scored per game by the Tampa Bay Rays, who are second in MLB. They have 411 runs scored and an OBP of.338. Together, the Rays hit 137 baseballs outside the park, including 137 two-baggers. In the first half of the season, they had 647 base hits, 393 RBIs, and a batting average of.264. In its career, Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of.472, 614 strikeouts, and 245 walks.

The Rays’ team ERA of 3.51, which is second in MLB, comes from 625 batters faced this season. A total of 265 runs, including 70 long balls (70th in the league), were given up by the Rays’ pitching staff. The team’s FIP for the season is 4.01, and they have walked 239 opposing players. Tampa Bay has also given up 536 base hits (7.5 per nine innings) and 252 earned runs. Their pitching staff has a WHIP of 1.20 and a walk-to-strikeout ratio of 2.62.

Joe Musgrove and the San Diego Padres will play the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday after suffering a disappointing 6-2 loss to the Rays on Wednesday. The Padres have already lost two of their first three games. It’s logical to expect that on Sunday, the Padres will seek retaliation.

Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 6/18/2023 Tips, Odds and Predictions

The San Diego Padres had a bad and miserable start to the 2023 season, but things have changed for the better with Fernando Tatis Jr.’s comeback. With a record of 34-36, the Padres are currently ranked fourth in the NL West, although they are close to finishing the season with a winning record.

The San Diego Padres have a season batting average of.229 and an on-base percentage (OBP) of.320. They are now ranked 17th in baseball with 518 hits and 602 strikeouts. San Diego has 83 home runs and 279 runs batted in thus far this season. With 4.25 runs scored per game and a team slugging percentage of.398, the Padres are ranked 22nd in MLB. They have run 293 times, walked 287 times, and hit 123 two-baggers.

San Diego’s pitching staff had a 3.80 ERA this season and gave up 272 runs, 259 of which were earned. They have allowed 75 home runs and are fourth in the league in runs allowed per nine innings (3.99). This year, the Padres’ WHIP and FIP as a club are 1.230 and 4.15, respectively. They had a 5.91 strikeout to 222 walk ratio, which was 8.70. With 532 total hits surrendered as a staff, they rank second in the league.

San Diego sent relievers to the mound in 29 save opportunities, recording 18 saves. They utilized 212 bullpen relievers this season, and their 62.1% save percentage placed them 17th in MLB. Their bullpen relievers entered the game 69 times in high-stakes situations and 45 times with runners on base. San Diego relievers have an inherited scoring rate of 36.1% out of 72 inherited runners. The Padres had 68 chances to save, but only 39 were successful.

Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres. The San Diego Padres are the MLB’s selection. This game is expected to be extremely lopsided from the start and has limited scoring on their side of the scoreboard since Joe Musgrove will pitch excellently for the Rays. They must win if the Padres want to start slipping back to the better side of 0.500. Pick the Padres to win this game by a margin of at least two runs. The ultimate score is expected to be 6-1 in favor of the San Diego Padres.

 MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM EDT

Location: Petco Park in San Diego, California

Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023


MLB Odds: San Diego Padres -150

MLB Total Odds: 9.5


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