Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 6/30/24

Tampa Bay Rays (40-41) vs Washington Nationals (38-42)

Game Info: Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 1:40 pm (Tropicana Field)

Taj Bradley (2-4) (3.81) vs Patrick Corbin (1-7) (5.46)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -127 / Washington Nationals +106 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and the Tampa Bay Rays meet Sunday in MLB action from Tropicana Field. Here’s a Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays 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 Washington Nationals recent form and player performance

The Tampa Bay Rays recent form and player performance

Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Washington Nationals

Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Tampa Bay Rays

Recent betting trends in games played between the Nationals and Rays

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

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

Washington played the San Diego Padres in their last series and things didn’t go very well. The Nats were swept in that one with losses 7-6, 9-7 and 8-5. Another loss versus the Rays came Friday 3-1, then on Saturday the Nationals scored six runs in the seventh inning during an 8-1 win. Starter Jake Irvin lasted 6.0 innings with one earned run.

It’ll be Patrick Corbin in the starting pitcher role for the Nationals on Sunday. This year so far Corbin is 1-7 with a 5.46 ERA in 16 starts. Corbin is 98-125 with a 4.45 ERA in 326 career games (308 starts).

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

Over on the Rays’ side, they took on the Seattle Mariners in their last set. Tampa Bay won the first pair of installments 4-3 and 11-3 but then lost 5-2 in the finale. On Saturday in game two the Rays were out-hit 13-2. Aaron Civale put up 5.2 innings with two earned runs in the start.

Taj Bradley will take the mound for the Rays on Sunday. This year Bradley is 2-4 with a 3.81 ERA in nine starts. Bradley has a career record of 7-12 with a 5.02 ERA in 32 games (30 starts) total.

Total Runs Facts

  • Seven of the Rays' last eight games against NL East opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • Each of the Nationals' last four games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rays' last four day games against NL East opponents.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Randy Arozarena has recorded at least one total base in each of the Rays' last eight games against NL East opponents.
  • Randy Arozarena has recorded a hit in each of the Rays' last eight games against NL East opponents.
  • Jose Siri has hit at least one home run in four of the Rays' last seven games as home favorites.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Rays' last five day games.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded at least one Single in seven of the Rays' last eight games against NL opponents at Tropicana Field.
  • Randy Arozarena has scored at least one run in five of the Rays' last six games as favorites against NL East opponents.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Lane Thomas has recorded an RBI in four of the Nationals' last five day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Joey Meneses has recorded a Single in each of the Nationals' last four day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Lane Thomas has scored at least one run in nine of the Nationals' last 10 day games.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 Sunday appearances with the Nationals as underdogs.
  • Patrick Corbin has recorded four or more strikeouts in six of his last seven road appearances.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 Sunday appearances with the Nationals as underdogs.
  • Joey Gallo has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances with his team as a road underdog against AL East opponents.

Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Rays but I could probably go either way here. Bradley has given up just three earned runs over 18.1 innings over his last three starts on 12 hits and eight walks. As for Corbin, he’s doing well these days also. Corbin has five earned over his last 17.1 innings total in three starts.

On Saturday the Rays were within a run at 2-1 until the seventh inning happened. There wasn’t much going on at the plate however (two hits), so it didn’t really matter in the end. Tampa Bay needs to get the bats going.

Andrew’s Pick Tampa Bay Rays -127

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