Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction MLB Picks 5/1/24

Milwaukee Brewers (17-11) vs Tampa Bay Rays (14-16)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 1:10 pm (American Family Field)

Colin Rea (2-0) (3.25) vs Zach Eflin (1-3) (4.08)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers +106 / Tampa Bay Rays -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Milwaukee Brewers meet Wednesday in MLB action from American Family Field. Here’s a Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers prediction. This will be the final installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Tampa Bay Rays recent form and player performance

• The Milwaukee Brewers recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Tampa Bay Rays

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Milwaukee Brewers

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Rays and Brewers

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Rays vs Brewers game

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

The Rays played the Chicago White Sox over the weekend. Tampa Bay struggled in that series with three straight losses, but came back to win Monday’s matchup 1-0 against Milwaukee. In the Tuesday game the Rays were out-hit 10-5 in an 8-2 loss. Starter Tyler Alexander gave up three earned on six hits and two walks in 4.0 innings total.

As starter for the Wednesday game the Rays are going with Zach Eflin. This year Eflin is 1-3 with a 4.08 ERA in six starts. He’s struck out 30 batters in 35.1 innings. Eflin is 53-56 in his career with a 4.27 ERA in 164 games (152 starts).

Milwaukee Brewers Betting Preview

Over on the Brewers’ side, they beat the New York Yankees 7-6 on Friday before losing both their weekend games 15-3 and 15-5. In the Tuesday game two matchup versus the Rays, the Brewers scored three runs in the fifth inning alone. Freddy Peralta went 5.1 innings in the start with two earned on one hit and no walks.

It’ll be Colin Rea in the starting pitcher slot for the Brewers on Wednesday. So far this year Rea is 2-0 with a 3.25 ERA in five games. Rea has 18 Ks in 27.2 innings. Over his career Rea has a 16-14 mark with a 4.61 ERA in 67 games (54 starts).

Rays vs Brewers Injury Notes

Rays RP Chris Devenski was placed on the 15-day injured list Monday with tendinitis in his right knee.

Brewers LF Christian Yelich (back) played catch from 120 feet on Monday. SP Wade Miley (elbow) is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on May 7 in Cincinnati.

Milwaukee Brewers Player Prop Facts

  • Rhys Hoskins has hit a home run in three of his last five appearances with his team as a home underdog against AL opponents.
  • Willy Adames has recorded an RBI in four of the Brewers' last five day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Willy Adames has recorded a Double in three of the Brewers' last four day games.
  • William Contreras has recorded at least one Single in each of the Brewers' last seven games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Christian Yelich has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 14 appearances with his team as a home underdog against AL opponents.
  • Christian Yelich has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances in day games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Christian Yelich has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 14 appearances with his team as a home underdog against AL opponents.
  • Brice Turang ranks 2nd in the league in Steals (14) this season.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Isaac Paredes has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Rays' last five games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Zach Eflin has recorded eight or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Isaac Paredes has recorded at least one hit in each of the Rays' last seven road games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded an RBI in each of his last four road appearances.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded at least one Double in four of his last five road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Isaac Paredes has recorded at least one Single in each of the Rays' last seven road games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Josh Lowe has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Josh Lowe has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances.
  • Jose Caballero ranks T6th in the league in Steals (9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Milwaukee Brewers rank 3rd in the league for on-base percentage this season (.338).
  • The Milwaukee Brewers rank 3rd in the league for steals this season (40).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank T27th in the league for walks this season (79).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank T27th in the league for home runs allowed this season (40).

Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Rays. here Eflin didn’t have the greatest start against the White Sox his last time out though, posting 6.0 innings with four earned on nine hits and two walks. Eflin had a clean 12.1 innings across his two starts prior to that, however. As for Rea, he’s coming off five earned on four hits and three walks in 6.0 innings versus the Yankees.

In Tuesday’s game the Rays had a pretty rough outing on both sides. Tampa Bay’s only RBI came from Richie Palacios and Jose Siri (two runs; solo homer). The pitching wasn’t great either, but on the bright side Tampa used just three arms. The Rays will need a much better effort in the finale.

Andrew’s Pick Tampa Bay Rays -125

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