Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs 4-20-22

Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs 4/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs 4/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The finale of a three-game series match-up takes place at the Wrigley Field on Tuesday night between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago Cubs.  Tampa Bay improved to 6-6 and are in fourth place in the American League East.  The Chicago Cubs dropped to 6-5 and are in third place in the NL Central Division.  

 

The Tampa Bay Rays aim to keep their momentum going after defeating the Chicago Cubs, 6-5 in game 2 courtesy of Wander Franco’s first homer of the season.  After 12 games, Tampa Bay is 10th in batting at .246, 13th in runs scored at 46, and 14th with .314 OBP. 

 

The Rays rank 13th with 3.62 ERA, 8th with 1.16 WHIP, and 9th with .218 BAA.  1B Ji-Man Choi leads Tampa Bay with a batting average of .423 and 8 RBIs.  2B Brandon Lowe leads with 3 homers. 

 

SP Shane McClanahan leads with 2.40 ERA and 24 strikeouts.  RP Josh Fleming has 2 wins.  Drew Rasmussen will get the ball to start for Tampa Bay on Wednesday’s finale.  The right-hander is  0-1 with an ERA of 5.00, 5 Ks, allowed 2 HRs, 1 BB, and 8 hits in 9 innings.    

 

  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 2-5 SU in its last 7 games.
  • Tampa Bay is  8-4 SU in its last 12 games against the Chi Cubs.
  • Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 road games.

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 4/20/2022

 

The Chicago Cubs will look to rebound from their loss against the Twins.  Before this, the Cubs won their series finale against the Brewers but dropped the first two.  Chicago also lost two out of three against the Phillies and was swept by the Giants.  The Cubs have only won two of their last 10 games.

 

Chicago is struggling at the plate posting a .233 batting average which is ranked 28th, and 650 runs scored which dropped to 21st in MLB.  The Cubs’ ERA dropped to 26th at 4.83 and they posted a whip of 1.40 which dropped to 27th in MLB. 

 

Chicago allowed their opponents to bat at an average of .253 which dropped to 23rd in the league.  For Wednesday’s matchup, the Cubs are sending Marcus Stroman to the hill.  The right-hander is 0-1 with an ERA of 6.00.  Across 9 innings, Stroman has 8 hits, allowed 2 homers, 4  walks, and 7 strikeouts.  

 

  • The total went OVER in 4 of the Chi Cubs’ last 6 matches against Tampa Bay.
  • The Chicago Cubs are 3-11 SU in its last 14 home games.
  • The Chicago Cubs are 4-11 SU in its last 15 matches against an opponent in the American League.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Tampa Bay Rays  The series is split with Chicago taking Game 1 at 4-2 and Tampa getting Game 2 at 6-5. 

 

Starting pitchers for both teams had rough starts.  Stroman is better compared to Rasmussen and the Cubs’ pitching team has the edge.  Taking the game at home is the Chicago White Sox.  Final Score Prediction and play is UNDER 4-2.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 7:40 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago

 

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays  -115

 

MLB Totals: 8.0

 

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