Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Rays


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Today’s matchup is between the Philadelphia Phillies (25-26) and the Tampa Bay Rays (32-20). The Phillies have won 3 of their last 5 games & the Rays have won 4 of their last 5 games.

The Phillies are starting Zack Wheeler (RHP), on the mound who is 4-2 on the season pitching a 2.38 ERA, 2.53 FIP, .250 wOBA, K% of 29.7%, BB% of 5.3%, 86.7 MPH average exit velocity, and a 0.94 WHIP in 68.0 innings pitched.

The Rays are starting Ryan Yarbrough (LHP), who is 2-3 on the season with a 4.27 ERA, 4.47 FIP, .322 wOBA, K% of 17.5%, BB% of 4.5%, 84.2 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.22 WHIP in 52.2 innings pitched.

The Phillies are 26th in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Rays are 14th.

On the hitting side, the Phillies have a .301 wOBA and a .309 OBP. The Rays have a .315 wOBA and a .317 OBP. The Phillies have 50 HRs this season while the Rays have 62 HRs.

Zack Wheeler is the much more dominant pitcher in this game while the Phillies relieving team isn't good the Rays are comparable when it comes to hitting so at plus money I like the Phillies to win.

  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 17 games.
  • Philadelphia are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 11 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games.
  • Tampa Bay are 13-1 SU in their last 14 games.
  • Tampa Bay are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.