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Washington Nationals @ Tampa Bay Rays - June 28, 2024

June 28, 2024, 8:35am EDT

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-155

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I’ve been around the betting block more times than I can count, and tonight’s MLB matchup between the Nationals and the Rays has me feeling some type of way. The numbers are speaking to me, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s to trust the stats.

On the mound for the Rays is Zach Eflin, boasting a 3-5 record with a 4.4 ERA and 8.6 strikeouts per game. Not too shabby, but not exactly lights out either. Going up against him is Mitchell Parker of the Nationals, with a slightly better 5-3 record, a 4.1 ERA, and 8 strikeouts per game. Both pitchers are solid but not unhittable.

When it comes to batting, the Rays are putting up an average of 4.1 runs, 7.9 hits, and 3.8 RBIs per game with a .234 batting average and a respectable on-base slugging percentage of 66.7%. On the other side of the diamond, the Nationals are scoring an average of 4.2 runs, also tallying 7.8 hits and close to 4 RBIs per game with a slightly lower batting average at .232 and an on-base slugging percentage of 65.7%.

Based on these numbers and my gut feeling honed through years of experience, I’m predicting that the Nationals will come out on top in this matchup against the Rays tonight. The over/under is expected to be on the higher side given both teams’ offensive capabilities.

So grab your lucky hat or your favorite betting pen because this game is shaping up to be a high-scoring affair with the Nationals clinching the win when all is said and done.

Remember folks, in this unpredictable world of sports betting, sometimes you just have to go with your gut…and trust those stats like they’re gospel truth.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Washington Nationals
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Wager TypeTampa Bay RaysWashington Nationals
Team DataTampa Bay RaysWashington Nationals
Runs4.094.17
Hits7.957.83
Runs Batted In3.843.95
Batting Average0.2340.232
On-Base Slugging66.74%65.69%
Walks3.192.90
Strikeouts8.658.04
Earned Run Average4.374.08