Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays 5-2-2023

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/2/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/2/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates will go against the Tampa Bay Rays in MLB action in Tropicana Field, FL, on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 6:40 PM ET. The Pirates won four of their previous five games and are off to a tremendous start this year.


They presently hold the NL Central lead and will want to extend it with a victory over the Rays, which would be their fifth victory in their last eight contests.


Pittsburgh scores 5.38 runs per game on average. Their league-leading batting average of .264 places them seventh. They are fourth in on-base percentage (.343) and second in slugging percentage (.449).


The Pirates are led by Bryan Reynolds, who bats .320 and has 23 RBI, and Jack Suwinski, who leads the club with six home runs. 


Pittsburgh had strong pitching, only allowing 3.72 runs per game. The Pirates’ opponents have a low .240 batting average against them.


Their 1.30 WHIP is sixteenth, while their 3.55 ERA is sixth. Contreras’ most recent start resulted in an 8-1 victory over the Dodgers thanks to his two hits and zero runs allowed in six innings. 


  • The total went OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 matches.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-2 SU in their last 13 matches.
  • The Pirates are 2-5 SU in their last 7 matches against Tampa Bay.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 5/2/2023


In their most recent game, the Pirates ended the Rays’ three-game winning streak. With a victory over the Pirates, which would be their fourth victory in their previous five matches, they will attempt to recover from the defeat.


Tampa Bay scores 6.72 runs per game on average. They are league leaders with a batting average of .281. Their .351 on-base percentage and .528 slugging percentage both rank first in the league. 


The Rays’ big hitter was Randy Arozarena. With a batting average of .327, seven home runs, and 28 RBI, he is the team’s leader.


Despite giving up 3.17 runs per game, Tampa Bay has some of the strongest pitching in the league. The Rays’ opponents have a league-best batting average of .209 against them.


Both their 1.11 WHIP and 3.10 ERA are the best in the league. In his last start, Fleming allowed 10 hits and five runs over three innings, but the club was able to come back and defeat Washington 10-6.


  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 9-3 SU in their last 12 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games with Pittsburgh.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 14-2 SU in their last 16 matches at home.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Pirates. Four of the past five matches and five of the last six away games were victories for the Pirates.


They scored 22 runs in their past three away games, demonstrating a strong attacking performance.


Because they are batting over .290 against left-handers and Fleming, who was used primarily out of the bullpen, struggled in his lone start of the season, giving up five runs in three innings against the deplorable Nationals, expect them to continue playing well in this game.


Fleming will also likely find it difficult to slow down the Pirates in this contest. The Rays won three of their most recent four contests but dropped their past three at home.


Only eight runs were scored in their last three home games due to their recent offensive struggles.


Because Contreras pitched well for the Pirates, allowing only three runs in his last three starts, they will have trouble scoring in this game. The Pittsburgh Pirates will win to a predicted score of 5-4.


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/2/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET


Location: Tropicana Field, FL


Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023




MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +125


MLB Totals: 8.5


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