Rays vs Nationals Prediction- MLB Picks 4/4/23

Washington Nationals (1-2) vs Tampa Bay Rays (3-0)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Chad Kuhl (0-0) (0.00) vs Josh Fleming (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +145 / Tampa Bay Rays -185 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Nationals Park. On Monday it was the Rays that were able to secure the 6-2 victory. 

Rays Betting Preview

The Rays come into this game with a 4-2 record overall and it’s been the pitching that they have really leaned on. Overall this season the Rays have given up only five runs, and they need another good outing here. The Rays offense is averaging 6.75 runs per game. Jose Siri has hit one home run and driven in five RBIs. Getting the start for the Rays will be Josh Fleming who will be making his first start of the season. Last season he finished with a 2-5 record and an ERA of 6.43. 

Nationals Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Nationals who sit with a 1-3 record overall and the offense was again an issue on Monday. This is an offense that has questions and they only managed two runs. Overall this season the Nationals are managing 2.25 goals per game. No one on the team has managed more than two RBIs.  On the mound for the Nationals will be Chad Kuhl who will be making his first start of the season. Last season with the Rockies he finished with a 6-11 record and an ERA of 5.72. 

Rays vs Nationals Trends

The Rays are 4-0 in their last four games overall. The Rays are 0-4 in Fleming’s last four starts. The over is 6-0 in Fleming’s last six road starts. The under is 5-0-1 in the Nationals last six interleague games against a team with a winning record. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Nationals offense has been a major issue all season, and it’s not going to be any different in this game. Chad Kuhl had some issues last year sitting with an ERA of 5.72 and the Rays are going to score at least six runs here. The Nationals won’t be keeping up with their offense, and the Rays are going to get the job done. Back Tampa Bay -1.5. 

Shane’s Pick Tampa Bay -1.5

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