Tampa Bay Rays vs Cincinnati Reds 4-17-2023

Tampa Bay Rays vs Cincinnati Reds 4/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Cincinnati Reds 4/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, will feature the Tampa Bay Rays (AL East) and the Cincinnati Reds (NL Central) on Monday evening.


Tampa Bay improved to 14-2 overall, 4-2 on the road, and stayed on top of the AL East with 4 games ahead of Toronto in second place while gaining 114 runs and losing just 42 for a +72 run difference over the course of the campaign.


The Rays lost the first two installments of a series against the Toronto Blue Jays but managed to prevent a series sweep with an 8-1 victory on Sunday.


Josh Lowe and Christian Bethancourt hit three runs each in leading Tampa Bay in a seven-run victory over Toronto.


Shortstop Wander Franco averages .318 at the plate with 11 runs on 21 hits in leading the Rays while Second Baseman Brandon Lowe chipped in a team-high 5 runs with an OBP at .442 and Left Fielder Randy Arozarena added a team-leading 17 RBIs for Tampa Bay.


Twenty-nine-year-old left-handed thrower Jalen Beeks (0-0, 3.00 ERA) will be starting for the Rays in the opening round of a series against the Reds on Monday.


The southpaw starter Beeks holds a record of 1.00 WHIP through six innings of work this season.  


Three starters and two relievers will not be pitching for Tampa Bay due to acquired injuries this year. SP Zach Eflin (back) and SP Tyler Glasnow (oblique) are on 15-day IL while SP Shane Baz (elbow) was put on a 60-day IL.


RP Shawn Armstrong (neck) is on a 15-day IL and RP Jeffrey Springs (arm) is out indefinitely. Jose Siri (hamstring) is on a 10-day IL for the Rays as well.


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Tampa Bay Rays vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 4/17/2023


The Cincinnati Reds will continue a homestand and start a three-game series versus the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday after splitting a four-game series facing the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend.


Cincinnati at 6-9 overall, 5-4 at home play, and placed dead last in the NL Central with 4.5 games behind Milwaukee in the first place while accumulating 74 runs but conceding 79 for a run difference of -5 this year.


The Reds ended a series with an alternate win-loss record following a terrible 3-14 loss to the Phillies on Sunday.


Cincinnati starter Luis Cessa (0-2) was shaken with 11 runs while striking out nine batters in that heartbreaking 3-14 loss at home against Philadelphia. Nick Senzel scored a run on a double in the losing effort.


The Reds’ Second Baseman Jonathan India batted an average of .333 with a team-high .424 OBP and 18 hits while Third Baseman Jason Vosler added a team-leading 3 home runs and Left Fielder Jake Fraley led Cincinnati with 10 RBIs this season.


The Reds will be appointing twenty-three-year-old starter Hunter Greene (0-0, 5.14 ERA) to take on the pitcher’s rubber to open a series against the Rays on Monday.


Greene gave up 24 home runs in his 24 starts last year but Greene surrendered only one homer in pitching for 14 innings so far this season.


Starting Pitchers Luke Weaver (elbow), Lucas Sims (back), Tejay Antone (elbow), and Tony Santillan (back) while RPs Justin Dunn (shoulder) and Connor Overton (elbow) are all on an injured list.


Joey Votto (shoulder) and 3B Spencer Steer (undisclosed) are also out on Monday.  


Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cincinnati Reds. The MLB Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay -140. The Rays ace starter Tyler Glasnow (oblique) was put on a 15-day IL and hopes to be on the mound by May.


After playing for 16 games, Tampa Bay ranked 1st in OPS and 1st in runs scored while Cincinnati ranked 14th in OPS and 13th in runs scored for the season. The prediction: Tampa Bay Rays win 7-5 


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Tampa Bay Rays vs Cincinnati Reds 4/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET


Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio    


Date: Monday, April 17, 2023




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -140


MLB Totals: 9.0


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