Rays Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 24, 2022

Written By Staff on June 23, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (37-32) will look to Isaac Paredes, who is riding a two-game home run streak, when they square off against the Pittsburgh Pirates (28-40) at 7:10 PM ET on Friday at Tropicana Field. Jeffrey Springs starts for Tampa Bay (-212 to win), and Mitch Keller is Pittsburgh’s (+179) choice to start.

The betting insights in the following article are based off odds valid as of June 24, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Rays vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Springs (TB) Pitcher Keller (PIT)
3 – 2 W/L 2 – 5
54.0 IP 61.0
2.00 ERA 4.72
0.981 WHIP 1.443
9.3 K/9 7.4
2.2 BB/9 3.8

Rays Probable Starter Jeffrey Springs

  • Springs makes the start for the Rays, his 10th of the season. He is 3-2 with a 2.00 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 54 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Saturday, the left-hander threw 4 2/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles, allowing four earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • The 29-year-old has put up a 2.00 ERA and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings in 17 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .204 to opposing hitters.
  • Springs is looking to secure his third quality start of the year.
  • He will take the mound against a Pirates offense that is batting .220 as a unit (28th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .360 (28th in MLB) with 66 total home runs (19th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 24, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Springs

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Daniel Vogelbach 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Michael Perez 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Michael Chavis 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Pirates Probable Starter Mitch Keller

  • Keller (2-5) will take to the mound for the Pirates and make his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the San Francisco Giants, giving up one earned run while allowing three hits.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched to a 4.72 ERA this season with 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.8 walks per nine across 13 games.
  • He has three quality starts in 11 chances this season.
  • The Rays rank 26th in MLB with 278 runs scored this season. They have a .232 batting average this campaign with 66 home runs (19th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 24, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Keller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Taylor Walls 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.000
Francisco Mejía 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.000
Harold Ramirez 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000
Isaac Paredes 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have been the moneyline favorite 48 total times this season. They’ve gone 30-18 in those games.
  • Tampa Bay has gone 2-4 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -212 or shorter (33.3%).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Rays have an implied win probability of 67.9%.
  • Tampa Bay has had an over/under set by bookmakers 69 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 32 of those games (32-35-2).
  • The Rays have covered 46.4% of their games this season, going 32-37-0 against the spread.
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • This season, the Pirates have won 20 out of the 53 games, or 37.7%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Pittsburgh has a record of 6-9, a 40% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +179 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 35.8% chance of a victory for the Pirates.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have hit the over in 28 of their 69 games with a total this season.
  • The Pirates are 32-37-0 against the spread in their 69 chances this season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz has racked up an on-base percentage of .386, a team-high for the Rays. He’s batting .263 with seven doubles, three home runs and 38 walks.
  • Diaz ranks 59th in batting average, 12th in on base percentage, and 140th in slugging among the qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Randy Arozarena has racked up 64 hits while slugging .401. Both pace his team. Overall, he has 14 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 14 walks while hitting .249.
  • Arozarena ranks 86th in batting average, 118th in on base percentage, and 95th in slugging in baseball.
  • Ji-Man Choi has 12 doubles, six home runs and 26 walks while batting .293.
  • Harold Ramirez is hitting .301 with nine doubles, three home runs and 10 walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 257 .249 30 7 31 .302 .703
Yandy Díaz 205 .263 28 3 15 .386 .727
Taylor Walls 177 .158 16 3 9 .240 .506
Harold Ramirez 166 .301 20 3 23 .343 .753
Ji-Man Choi 157 .293 20 6 34 .389 .873
Brett Phillips 137 .168 14 4 10 .233 .518
Francisco Mejía 120 .233 15 3 14 .238 .621
Vidal Brujan 115 .165 7 2 12 .210 .471
Isaac Paredes 90 .211 16 9 17 .273 .817
Josh Lowe 75 .173 10 1 6 .244 .551

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds has 64 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .462, both of which rank first among Pittsburgh hitters this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, Reynolds’ batting average ranks 68th, his on-base percentage is 68th, and he is 44th in slugging percentatge.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 63 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .340.
  • Hayes ranks 55th in batting average, 58th in on-base percentage and 114th in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Daniel Vogelbach has 38 hits this season and has a slash line of .220/.310/.410.
  • Michael Chavis has been key for Pittsburgh with 47 hits, an OBP of .303 plus a slugging percentage of .429.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 247 .259 32 12 23 .335 .797
Ke’Bryan Hayes 239 .264 32 3 24 .340 .721
Michael Chavis 184 .255 21 7 24 .303 .732
Daniel Vogelbach 173 .220 21 8 22 .310 .720
Diego Castillo 171 .193 17 5 16 .234 .550
Jack Suwinski 159 .214 24 10 18 .290 .730
Cal Mitchell 78 .192 4 2 7 .229 .562
Tyler Heineman 75 .173 9 0 4 .235 .462
Michael Perez 71 .127 3 3 6 .184 .438
Yu Chang 47 .128 4 1 2 .241 .454

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