Rays vs Reds Prediction- MLB Picks 4/17/23

Cincinnati Reds (6-8) vs Tampa Bay Rays (13-2)

Game Info: Monday, April 17, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Hunter Greene (0-0) (5.14) vs () ()

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The Tampa Bay Rays and Cincinnati Reds face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at the Great American Ballpark. 

Rays Betting Preview

The Rays sit with a 14-2 record overall and they are coming off another big win on Sunday. The offense scored eight runs and blew out the Blue Jays. Josh Lowe finished with two hits, three RBIs, and one run. The Rays and offense are both ranked first in baseball in terms of runs. On the season Randy Azoraena has hit three home runs and driven in 17 RBIs. On the mound for the Rays is Jalen Beeks who sits a 0-0 record and an ERA of 3.00 He has been used a reliever this season and in the last game against the Red Sox he went one inning giving up one hit and one runs. 

Reds Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Reds who sit with a 6-9 record overall and they are coming off another loss. The Reds pitching gave up 14 runs to the Phillies and that led to the defeat. The offense is ranked 12th in the league while hte defense is ranked 23rd. On the mound for the Reds will be Hunter Greene who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 5.14. In his last start against the Braves he went six innings giving up seven hits and three runs. Jake Fraley has hit one home run and driven in 10 RBIs. 

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Rays vs Reds Trends

Rays are 9-0 in their last 9 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game. Rays are 5-0 in their last 5 interleague road games vs. a team with a losing record. Rays are 5-0 in their last 5 interleague road games. Rays are 0-7 in their last 7 vs. National League Central.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Rays are going to have no issue in this game. The Rays offense is averaging 7.13 runs per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score against Greene. The Reds offense is going to have issues against Beeks, and the Rays bullpen and that will be the difference here. Back the Rays on the run line. 

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