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Tampa Bay Rays at San Diego Padres Betting Pick

Tampa Bay Rays at San Diego Padres Betting Pick


The Tampa Bay Rays are at the San Diego Padres on Friday to start a three-game weekend series. The Tampa Bay Rays are coming off a win on Thursday over Oakland to salvage a split of the four-game series. The win put the Rays at 50-22 on the season and a comfortable 5-game lead in the American League. The Rays are 19-15 when playing on the road this season. Tampa Bay comes into this game listed at -112 over the Padres, with a total of 7.5 runs.

Rays First to 50

The Tampa Bay Rays became the first team in Major League Baseball to win 50 games. Now, they look to get to the All-Star Break with a bigger lead than they have now. The American League East is going to be a tough one, so wins will need to keep coming. The Rays are on pace to win nearly 110 games this season.

Jose Siri, Randy Areozarena, and Yandy Diaz lead Tampa Bay in home runs, all with 12. The Rays also have three guys with 11 on the season as well. Wander Franco has been an extra base machine, as he leads with 19 doubles. The Rays as a team are hitting .264, which is third in all of baseball.

Shane McClanahan will take the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays. McClanahan is one of the favorites to win the American League Cy Young Award. His pitching this season has been sensational. The lefthander is 10-1 on the season, with a 2.18 earned run average. In 82.2 innings this season, he has struck out 92 batters while walking just 30. McClanahan is coming off a win over Texas on June 11th, where he went 7 strong innings.

Darvish Looks to Pick up Home Win

Yu Darvish will take the mound for the San Diego Padres. Darvish has thrown 69 innings this season and struck out 74 batters. Darvish is 5-4 on the season, with a 4.30 earned run average. The veteran right-hander has struck out 74 batters over 69 innings while walking 22 batters. Darvish is coming off a win on the road at Colorado.

The Padres offense has seen Juan Sotoa and Fernando Tatis Jr lead in home runs, with 14 and 11, respectively. The Padres as a team are scoring 4.3 runs per game but rank 9th with just 7.5 hits per game. On the pitching side, San Diego is allowing just 3.9 runs per game, and opponents are hitting just .231 against them.

Padres Knock off Rays

Tampa Bay looks to be a little road weary and will struggle against the arsenal that Yu Darvish is going to bring to the table. While Tampa Bay has had a better season, the Padres are a talented squad. Look for the Padres to win this first game of the series against the Rays. Bet the Padres +105 over the Rays on Friday.

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