Rays Vs Guardians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 30, 2022

Written By Staff on July 30, 2022

The Cleveland Guardians (51-48) will look to Steven Kwan, who is riding a 12-game hitting streak, when they play the Tampa Bay Rays (53-47) at 1:10 PM ET on Saturday at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay (-140 to win) has Corey Kluber set to start, and Cleveland (+119) will counter with Zach Plesac.

The betting facts in the article below reference odds valid as of July 30, 2022 at 11:25 AM ET.

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Rays vs Guardians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kluber (TB) Pitcher Plesac (CLE)
6 – 6 W/L 2 – 8
99.0 IP 99.0
3.91 ERA 4.00
1.141 WHIP 1.253
7.6 K/9 6.5
1.5 BB/9 2.4

Rays Probable Starter Corey Kluber

  • Kluber (6-6) takes the mound for the Rays in his 20th start of the season. He has a 3.91 ERA in 99 innings pitched, with 84 strikeouts.
  • In his last time out on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles, the righty tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • The 36-year-old has an ERA of 3.91, with 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings, in 19 games this season. Opponents are hitting .253 against him.
  • Kluber has nine quality starts under his belt this year.
  • He will take the hill against a Guardians offense that ranks ninth in MLB with 848 total hits (on a .252 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .389 (16th in MLB) with 79 total home runs (28th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 30, 2022 at 11:25 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Stats vs Kluber

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Myles Straw 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Franmil Reyes 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Austin Hedges 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Owen Miller 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
José Ramírez 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167
Andrés Giménez 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Guardians Probable Starter Zach Plesac

  • The Guardians will send Plesac (2-8) to the mound for his 19th start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Monday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed three hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Boston Red Sox.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 18 games this season with an ERA of 4.00 and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .251.
  • In 18 starts this season, he’s earned nine quality starts.
  • The Rays rank 20th in MLB with a .239 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 22nd in the league (.379) and 91 home runs.
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 27-year-old’s 4.00 ERA ranks 46th, 1.253 WHIP ranks 43rd, and 6.5 K/9 ranks 53rd.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 30, 2022 at 11:25 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Plesac

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ji-Man Choi 6 .333 2 1 1 .333 1.166
Isaac Paredes 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Randy Arozarena 3 .333 1 0 3 .333 .666
Brandon Lowe 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 1.167
Christian Bethancourt 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Yandy Díaz 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Brett Phillips 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have compiled a 39-28 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 58.2% of those games).
  • Tampa Bay has a 24-16 record (winning 60% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -140 or shorter.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Rays have an implied win probability of 58.3%.
  • In the 100 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Tampa Bay, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 48 times (48-48-4).
  • The Rays have gone 44-56-0 ATS this season.
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Guardians Betting Trends

  • This season, the Guardians have won 23 out of the 55 games, or 41.8%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Cleveland has entered 32 games this season as the underdog by +119 or more and is 14-18 in those contests.
  • The Guardians have a 45.7% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 48 of their 99 opportunities.
  • The Guardians are 53-46-0 against the spread in their 99 chances this season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz has put up an on-base percentage of .404, a team-best for the Rays. He’s hitting .294 with 21 doubles, four home runs and 53 walks.
  • Diaz ranks 27th in batting average, fourth in on base percentage, and 97th in slugging among the qualified hitters in MLB action.
  • Diaz has hit safely in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .318 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and two RBI.
  • Randy Arozarena’s 94 hits and .424 slugging percentage both lead his team. He has 22 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 25 walks while hitting .255.
  • Arozarena currently ranks 72nd in batting average, 107th in on base percentage, and 75th in slugging among qualifying batters.
  • Ji-Man Choi is batting .265 with 16 doubles, eight home runs and 40 walks.
  • Choi has safely hit in four straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .200 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Isaac Paredes is batting .214 with seven doubles, 14 home runs and 19 walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 368 .255 43 12 47 .314 .738
Yandy Díaz 310 .294 44 4 31 .404 .804
Taylor Walls 261 .169 29 4 16 .253 .525
Ji-Man Choi 245 .265 27 8 44 .366 .795
Christian Bethancourt 194 .237 25 5 21 .285 .656
Isaac Paredes 187 .214 29 14 29 .288 .764
Brett Phillips 180 .144 21 5 13 .225 .475
Josh Lowe 178 .213 23 2 13 .275 .612
Brandon Lowe 158 .234 25 6 14 .307 .725
Yu Chang 81 .198 7 1 5 .261 .533

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland with 104 hits, batting .287 this season with 57 extra-base hits.
  • Of all qualified batters in the big leagues, Ramirez is 32nd in batting average, 24th in on-base percentage and seventh in slugging percentage.
  • Amed Rosario leads Cleveland in slugging percentage (.404) thanks to 28 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hittersplayers, Rosario ranks 28th in batting average, 73rd in on-base percentage and 90th in slugging percentage.
  • Kwan has 95 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .369.
  • 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 379 .293 55 4 35 .330 .734
José Ramírez 362 .287 57 21 83 .363 .935
Myles Straw 344 .218 53 0 17 .303 .582
Steven Kwan 319 .298 48 2 28 .369 .751
Owen Miller 297 .246 38 4 39 .300 .667
Andrés Giménez 284 .296 36 11 47 .359 .838
Josh Naylor 255 .282 32 14 53 .332 .846
Franmil Reyes 252 .214 23 9 28 .257 .614
Austin Hedges 180 .172 16 6 18 .235 .513
Ernie Clement 137 .197 15 0 6 .265 .484

Rays vs Guardians Player Props

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