Rays Vs Guardians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 31, 2022

Written By Staff on July 30, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (54-47) and Cleveland Guardians (51-49) play a rubber match on Sunday at 1:40 PM ET with the series tied 1-1. Shane McClanahan starts for Tampa Bay (-245 to win) while Cleveland (+201) will counter with Bryan Shaw.

The insights in this article reflect odds as of July 31, 2022 at 1:29 PM ET.

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Rays vs Guardians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

McClanahan (TB) Pitcher Shaw (CLE)
10 – 3 W/L 4 – 2
117.2 IP 36.1
1.76 ERA 5.70
0.773 WHIP 1.404
11.8 K/9 7.4
1.5 BB/9 4.2

Rays Probable Starter Shane McClanahan

  • McClanahan (10-3 with a 1.76 ERA and 154 strikeouts in 117 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Rays, his 20th of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles, the left-hander went 7 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while surrendering two hits.
  • In 19 games this season, the 25-year-old has a 1.76 ERA and 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .171 to opposing batters.
  • McClanahan is trying to build on a 13th-game quality start streak in this matchup.
  • He will face a Guardians squad that is batting .252 as a unit (seventh in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .390 (16th in MLB) with 80 total home runs (27th in MLB).
  • The 25-year-old ranks first in ERA (1.76), first in WHIP (.773), and second in K/9 (11.8) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 31, 2022 at 1:29 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Probable Starter Bryan Shaw

  • Shaw will take to the mound for the Guardians, his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox, throwing 2 2/3 innings and giving up two earned runs.
  • He has pitched in 40 games this season with an ERA of 5.70, a batting average against of .241 and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Rays have scored 417 runs this season, which ranks 22nd in MLB. They have 814 hits, 19th in baseball, with 93 home runs (22nd in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 31, 2022 at 1:29 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have been favored on the moneyline 68 total times this season. They’ve gone 40-28 in those games.
  • Tampa Bay has played as a moneyline favorite of -245 or shorter in just two games this season, which they won both.
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Rays a 71% chance to win.
  • Tampa Bay has combined with opponents to go over the total 49 times this season for a 49-48-4 record against the over/under.
  • The Rays have covered 44.6% of their games this season, going 45-56-0 against the spread.
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Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians have been underdogs in 56 games this season and won 23 (41.1%) of those contests.
  • Cleveland has a record of 1-2 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +201 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Guardians, based on the moneyline, is 33.2%.
  • Cleveland’s games have gone over the total in 49 of their 100 chances.
  • The Guardians are 53-47-0 against the spread in their 100 chances this season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz has an on-base percentage of .402, a team-best for the Rays. He’s hitting .293 with 21 doubles, five home runs and 53 walks.
  • Diaz ranks 26th in batting average, fifth in on base percentage, and 90th in slugging among qualifying hitters in MLB action.
  • Diaz has hit safely in three games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .273 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Randy Arozarena has 22 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 25 walks while hitting .253. He leads his team with 94 hits and has a club-best .419 slugging percentage.
  • Arozarena ranks 81st in batting average, 109th in on base percentage, and 79th in slugging in MLB play.
  • David Peralta is hitting .248 with 19 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 27 walks.
  • Ji-Man Choi is batting .261 with 16 doubles, eight home runs and 40 walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 372 .253 43 12 47 .311 .730
Yandy Díaz 314 .293 45 5 33 .402 .810
David Peralta 278 .248 29 12 41 .316 .776
Taylor Walls 264 .170 30 4 16 .257 .530
Ji-Man Choi 249 .261 27 8 44 .361 .783
Christian Bethancourt 194 .237 25 5 21 .285 .656
Isaac Paredes 187 .214 29 14 29 .288 .764
Brett Phillips 184 .147 21 5 14 .225 .475
Josh Lowe 181 .221 24 2 13 .284 .627
Brandon Lowe 162 .241 26 7 16 .311 .749

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in total hits (106) this season while batting .289 with 59 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Ramirez is 31st in batting average, his on-base percentage is 22nd, and he is seventh in slugging percentage.
  • Amed Rosario leads Cleveland in slugging percentage (.401) thanks to 28 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Rosario’s batting average puts him 28th, his on-base percentage ranks 79th, and he is 97th in slugging.
  • Steven Kwan leads Cleveland with an OBP of .367 this season while batting .296 with 33 walks and 48 runs scored.
  • Josh Naylor has 14 home runs, 53 RBI and a batting average of .282 this season.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 384 .292 55 4 35 .328 .729
José Ramírez 367 .289 59 21 83 .364 .939
Myles Straw 348 .218 53 0 17 .303 .582
Steven Kwan 324 .296 48 2 28 .367 .750
Owen Miller 299 .247 39 4 40 .304 .672
Andrés Giménez 288 .299 37 12 50 .361 .854
Franmil Reyes 256 .215 23 9 28 .256 .611
Josh Naylor 255 .282 32 14 53 .332 .846
Austin Hedges 180 .172 16 6 18 .235 .513
Ernie Clement 138 .196 15 0 6 .263 .480

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