Atlanta Braves vs Tampa Bay 7-9-2023

Atlanta Braves vs Tampa Bay 7/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Atlanta Braves vs Tampa Bay 7/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The MLB action on Sunday will get underway with a collision between two of the toughest teams in the major leagues: the entire league’s leader, the Atlanta Braves, and the American League’s best, the Tampa Bay Rays, in Game 3 of a 3-game series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Atlanta improved to 60-28 overall after winning 12 of the last 13 contests and 30-13 when playing away from home following four wins out of five road matches while staying on top of the whole MLB with five games ahead of Tampa Bay in second place.


The Braves recorded 495 runs scored to date while dropping 342 for a +153 run difference throughout the campaign.


The Atlanta Braves earned their longest winning streak at nine this July and came into this final match in the first half of the regular season with three straight victories, including the first two contests played versus the Rays.


On Saturday night, All-Star Catcher Sean Murphy punched a three-run blast in the fourth frame, leading Atlanta to a 6-1 road triumph over Tampa Bay.


On Sunday, the Atlanta Braves management will turn to right-handed thrower Bryce Elder to start the endgame against the Tampa Bay Rays.


The twenty-four-year-old right-handed starter marked a 7-1 record for the season with an excellent 2.45 ERA and a strong 1.14 ERA and has retired 80 batters in his starts while giving away 87 hits, 30 bases on balls and eight long balls in 102.2 innings pitched.


The Braves are victorious in Elder’s last four starts after the right-hander gave up only five runs through his previous 25-plus frames.


The totals went UNDER in four of Atlanta’s last five outings, while the Braves are 12-1 SU in their previous 13 matches.


The Atlanta Braves are 5-2 straight up in their last seven contests played versus Tampa Bay, and the Braves are 6-1 SU in their last seven road games.


The totals went UNDER in five of the Atlanta Braves last six outings when playing on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays.


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Atlanta Braves vs Tampa Bay Predictions 7/9/2023


The Tampa Bay Rays struggled in their last seven matches and will try to end a seven-game skid while preventing a series sweep with a victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.


Tampa Bay fell to 57-35 overall after losing seven of the last ten contests played and dropped to 34-15 at home following five straight home losses, but retained the lead in the AL East with two games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles in second place.


The Rays have accumulated 496 runs scored to date while losing 353 for a run differential of +143 over the year.

The Tampa Bay Rays struggled at home with five straight home losses and lost seven consecutive games, including the last two contests versus the Atlanta Braves.


Last night, Tampa Bay batters were limited to just four hits and struck out on 13 occasions, while rookie starter Taj Bradley (5-5) allowed four runs through five innings pitched and took the loss for the Rays.


Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash will counter with right-hander Zach Eflin to take on the pitcher’s rubber to start the finale of a series against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.


The twenty-nine-year-old righty starter posted a 9-4 record on the year with a stellar 3.24 ERA and a stunning 1.00 WHIP and struck out a total of 100 hitters in his starts while conceding 82 hits, 15 free walks, and ten homers through 97.1 frames of work.


Eflin gave up a combined seven earned runs while fanning out 23 batters in over 20.0 innings pitched, and the Rays won two of the right-hander’s last three starts.


The totals went UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last five contests, while the Rays are 0-7 SU in their last seven games played.


The Tampa Bay Rays are 0-5 straight up in their previous five home matches played, while the totals went UNDER in 5 of the Rays’ last six outings when playing at home versus the Atlanta Braves.


The Tampa Bay Rays are 0-5 SU in their last five contests against National League opponents.


Atlanta Braves vs. Tampa Bay Rays The MLB Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay 115.


The Braves are the better team here, as Atlanta ranked 1st in OPS and 3rd in runs scored after finishing 88 games played, while the Rays ranked 3rd in OPS and 2nd in runs scored for the season.


However, Tampa Bay will play with home-field advantage and crowd support on Sunday. Watch out for the Rays to win this match and prevent a series sweep on Sunday. The prediction: The Tampa Bay Rays will win 5-3.


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Atlanta Braves vs Tampa Bay 7/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:40 PM ET


Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida  


Date: Sunday, July 9, 2023




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -115


MLB Totals: 8.5


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