Rays Vs Guardians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 29, 2022

Written By Staff on July 30, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (53-46) and Cleveland Guardians (50-48) meet on Friday to begin a three-game series, with the first pitch at 7:10 PM ET at Tropicana Field. Jeffrey Springs takes the mound first for Tampa Bay (-119 to win), and Shane Bieber is Cleveland’s (-102) pick to start.

The betting insights in what follows reference odds valid as of July 29, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET.

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Rays vs Guardians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Springs (TB) Pitcher Bieber (CLE)
3 – 2 W/L 4 – 6
68.1 IP 111.2
2.63 ERA 3.55
1.098 WHIP 1.146
9.5 K/9 8.9
2 BB/9 2.1

Rays Probable Starter Jeffrey Springs

  • The Rays will send Springs (3-2) out for his 12th start of the season. He is 3-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 72 strikeouts through 68 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • In 20 games this season, the 29-year-old has an ERA of 2.63, with 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .232 against him.
  • Springs heads into the matchup with three quality starts under his belt this year.
  • He will face a Guardians offense that ranks 16th in the league with 431 runs while batting .252 as a squad. It has a collective .389 slugging percentage (16th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 78 home runs (28th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 29, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Stats vs Springs

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Franmil Reyes 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Austin Hedges 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Guardians Probable Starter Shane Bieber

  • The Guardians will send Bieber (4-6) to the mound for his 19th start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up six earned runs and allowed eight hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Chicago White Sox.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 18 games this season with an ERA of 3.55, a 4.231 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.146.
  • He has started 18 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in 12 of them.
  • The Rays are batting .240 this season, 17th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .381 (21st in the league) with 91 home runs.
  • Among qualified pitchers this season, the 27-year-old’s 3.55 ERA ranks 34th, 1.146 WHIP ranks 30th, and 8.9 K/9 ranks 23rd.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 29, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Bieber

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ji-Man Choi 10 .400 4 0 0 .500 1.100
Brandon Lowe 7 .143 1 0 0 .250 .393
Isaac Paredes 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Brett Phillips 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have won 59.1% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (39-27).
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 37-24 when it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -119 or shorter (60.7%).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Rays’ implied win probability is 54.3%.
  • Tampa Bay has combined with opponents to go over the total 48 times this season for a 48-47-4 record against the over/under.
  • The Rays have collected a 44-55-0 record ATS this season (covering 44.4% of the time).
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Guardians Betting Trends

  • This season, the Guardians have been the underdog 54 times and won 22, or 40.7%, of those games.
  • This season, Cleveland has won 19 of its 47 games, or 40.4%, when they’re the underdog by at least -102 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 50.5% chance of a victory for the Guardians.
  • So far this season, Cleveland and its opponents have hit the over in 48 of their 98 games with a total.
  • The Guardians are 52-46-0 against the spread this season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz a has .405 on-base percentage to lead the Rays, while batting .294 with 21 doubles, four home runs and 53 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Diaz ranks 24th in batting average, third in on-base percentage, and 95th in slugging.
  • Randy Arozarena has 22 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 24 walks while hitting .258. He leads his team with 94 hits and has a club-leading .427 slugging percentage.
  • Arozarena currently ranks 70th in batting average, 107th in on base percentage, and 72nd in slugging among qualified hitters.
  • Ji-Man Choi is batting .266 with 16 doubles, eight home runs and 40 walks.
  • Choi brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .200 with a home run, a walk and two RBI.
  • Isaac Paredes is batting .219 with seven doubles, 14 home runs and 19 walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 365 .258 43 12 47 .315 .742
Yandy Díaz 306 .294 43 4 31 .405 .807
Taylor Walls 261 .169 29 4 16 .253 .525
Ji-Man Choi 241 .266 27 8 43 .367 .799
Christian Bethancourt 190 .242 25 5 21 .291 .670
Isaac Paredes 183 .219 29 14 29 .294 .780
Brett Phillips 180 .144 21 5 13 .225 .475
Josh Lowe 175 .206 23 2 13 .265 .596
Brandon Lowe 154 .240 25 6 14 .314 .743
Yu Chang 78 .179 7 1 5 .247 .503

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland with 102 hits, batting .285 this season with 56 extra-base hits.
  • Among all the qualified hitters in the majors, Ramirez’s batting average is 33rd, his on-base percentage is 25th, and he is seventh in slugging.
  • Amed Rosario has an OPS of .734, fueled by an OBP of .329 and a team-best slugging percentage of .405 this season.
  • Rosario’s batting average is 28th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 76th, and he is 90th in slugging.
  • Steven Kwan leads Cleveland in OBP (.366) this season, fueled by 92 hits.
  • Josh Naylor has been key for Cleveland with 72 hits, an OBP of .332 plus a slugging percentage of .514.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 375 .293 55 4 35 .329 .734
José Ramírez 358 .285 56 20 80 .362 .926
Myles Straw 340 .221 53 0 17 .306 .588
Steven Kwan 314 .293 46 2 28 .366 .745
Owen Miller 293 .246 37 4 39 .301 .666
Andrés Giménez 280 .296 36 11 46 .360 .839
Josh Naylor 255 .282 32 14 53 .332 .846
Franmil Reyes 249 .217 23 9 28 .259 .620
Austin Hedges 177 .175 16 6 18 .234 .516
Ernie Clement 133 .203 15 0 6 .272 .498

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