Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 8-15-2023

Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 8/15/2023 Game Preview, Tips and Odds

Tampa Bay Rays (71-49) vs San Francisco Giants (63-55)

Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 8/15/2023 – The Tampa Bay Rays invade the Bay Area on Tuesday evening to do battle with the Giants of San Francisco. The Rays come into this contest with a record of 71-49, while the Giants sit at 63-55. The Rays have taken the last 2 out of 3 contests against the Giants.


Tampa Bay boasts one of the most potent MLB offenses, batting .253 collectively and averaging 8.6 hits per game. While the Giants also possess strong hitters, they trail the Rays with a .236 batting average and 8 hits per game. Comparing OBP, the Giants have .313, while the Rays have .326. San Francisco’s starting pitchers average 4.1 innings, yielding 4.47 runs per 9 innings. To make informed choices, consider exploring the best baseball picks today.

Rays vs. Giants Game Info

When: August 15, 2023 9:40 PM ET
Where: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Stream: MLB.TV

Zack Littell (0 SV, 4.10 ERA) vs Jakob Junis (0 SV, 4.55 ERA)

The Tampa Bay Rays will be sending Zack Littell out to the bump who is 2-3 and has an ERA of 4.10. Littell has pitched well in his most recent starts, going 2-1 through his last 3. In those 3 starts, he went a combined 17 innings and only surrendered 5 runs. For the month of August, he has an impressive ERA of 2.25 through 2 starts.


Jakob Junis will start the pitch for the San Francisco Giants. Junis started for the first time in 28 appearances and delivered a short solid outing on the season. He allowed a hit and struckout three without walking a batter over 3 scoreless innings in Monday’s 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Junis had mostly mixed results as a mlti-inning reliever this season posting a
4.55 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and a 69-17 K: BB in 59.1 innings.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -145, Total Odds: 9.5

Zack Littell has done a solid job as of late, and the struggling Giants, who own a 53 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers in August, could have another bad day in the office. On the other side, the Rays are arguably a better offensive team than San Francisco, but the Giants’ bullpen is strong enough to slow down even the best lineups in baseball.


San Francisco’s relief pitching holds a 3.02 ERA and 3.52 FIP in 50.2 innings of work in August, whereas Tampa Bay’s bullpen has recorded a troublesome 5.55 ERA and a 3.90 FIP across 48.2 frames of work so far this month. I lean toward the Giants because of their pitching staff, but this game could easily go either way. The Rays are without Wander Franco whose absence is a huge blow on both sides of the ball.


Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends

The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against a team in the National League.
The total went OVER in 15 of Tampa Bay’s last 20 games against an opponent in the National League West Division.
The total hung OVER in 4 of the Rays’ last 5 games played in August.


San Francisco Giants Betting Trends

The total stayed UNDER in 8 of San Francisco’s last 12 games with Tampa Bay.
The total remained UNDER in 15 of the Giants’ last 18 games at home.
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games with a team in the American League.
The total went UNDER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 7 games against an opponent in the American League East Division.


Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 8/15/2023 Betting Picks

The Giants have faced recent struggles, losing four out of their last five games and trailing the Dodgers by 8.5 games for second place. Conversely, the Rays won two of their last three games and are only three games behind the Orioles in the fiercely competitive AL East. With Littell’s impressive form and the Rays’ continued success in the latter part of the season, expect them to secure another victory. Notably, the Giants are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played at Oracle Park. To enhance your insights, consider checking out the best free sports picks today.

Free Pick and Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays 7-5


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