Rays Vs Reds: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 8, 2022

Written By Staff on July 8, 2022

Shane McClanahan’s Tampa Bay Rays (45-37) face the Cincinnati Reds (29-54) on Friday at Great American Ball Park as he tries to collect his 10th win of the campaign. The outing starts at 6:40 PM ET. McClanahan gets the starting nod for Tampa Bay (-177 to win), and Luis Castillo is Cincinnati’s (+149) choice to start.

The betting trends in the following article reflect odds as of July 8, 2022 at 5:29 PM ET.

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Rays vs Reds Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

McClanahan (TB) Pitcher Castillo (CIN)
9 – 3 W/L 3 – 4
98.1 IP 64.0
1.74 ERA 3.09
0.814 WHIP 1.141
12.2 K/9 9.3
1.6 BB/9 3.1

Rays Probable Starter Shane McClanahan

  • McClanahan (9-3 with a 1.74 ERA and 133 strikeouts in 98 1/3 innings pitched) aims for his 10th win when he makes the start for the Rays, his 17th of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last time out came on Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays, when he tossed 7 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing three hits.
  • In 16 games this season, the 25-year-old has amassed a 1.74 ERA and 12.2 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .179 to opposing hitters.
  • McClanahan is seeking his 11th straight quality start.
  • He will face a Reds offense that is batting .238 as a unit (19th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .375 (25th in MLB) with 76 total home runs (23rd in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 25-year-old’s 1.74 ERA ranks second, .814 WHIP ranks second, and 12.2 K/9 ranks second.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 8, 2022 at 5:29 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Probable Starter Luis Castillo

  • Castillo (3-4) will take the mound for the Reds, his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw 7 2/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves, giving up one earned run while allowing six hits.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with an ERA of 3.09, a 3 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.141.
  • He’s going for his third quality start in a row.
  • The Rays rank 19th in MLB with a .238 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 21st in the league (.380) and 77 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 8, 2022 at 5:29 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have won 33 of the 53 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (62.3%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -177 or shorter, Tampa Bay has a 10-5 record (winning 66.7% of its games).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Rays have an implied win probability of 63.9%.
  • Tampa Bay has had an over/under set by bookmakers 82 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 39 of those games (39-39-4).
  • The Rays have covered 46.3% of their games this season, going 38-44-0 ATS.
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Reds Betting Trends

  • The Reds have entered the game as underdogs 64 times this season and won 22, or 34.4%, of those games.
  • Cincinnati has entered 31 games this season as the underdog by +149 or more and is 9-22 in those contests.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Reds have a 40.2% chance to win.
  • Cincinnati’s games have gone over the total in 45 of their 83 chances.
  • The Reds are 36-47-0 against the spread in their 83 chances this season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz a has .412 on-base percentage to lead the Rays, while batting .295 with 14 doubles, three home runs and 47 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Diaz’s batting average ranks 19th, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is 110th in the league in slugging.
  • Diaz has safely hit in 11 straight games. In his last 10 games he is batting .500 with six doubles, nine walks and three RBI.
  • Randy Arozarena’s 79 hits and .422 slugging percentage both lead his team. He has 19 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 18 walks while hitting .258.
  • Among the qualified, Arozarena ranks 68th in batting average, 104th in on-base percentage, and 75th in slugging.
  • Wander Franco is batting .261 with 12 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 16 walks.
  • Franco has safely hit in nine straight games. In his last 10 games he is batting .231 with a double, a home run, six walks and four RBI.
  • Harold Ramirez is batting .314 with 12 doubles, four home runs and 14 walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 306 .258 39 9 39 .313 .735
Yandy Díaz 251 .295 35 3 18 .412 .798
Wander Franco 222 .261 34 5 23 .307 .708
Taylor Walls 212 .165 21 3 13 .246 .510
Harold Ramirez 207 .314 28 4 29 .361 .791
Kevin Kiermaier 199 .231 28 7 22 .282 .659
Ji-Man Choi 191 .283 24 7 37 .385 .851
Brett Phillips 155 .148 16 4 10 .218 .470
Francisco Mejía 148 .223 17 5 17 .232 .617
Isaac Paredes 134 .254 23 13 28 .313 .903

Reds Players to Watch

  • Brandon Drury has 74 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .524, both of which rank first among Cincinnati hitters this season.
  • Drury ranks 52nd in batting average, 75th in on-base percentage and 17th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
  • Tommy Pham has collected 69 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .339.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Pham’s batting average places him 78th, his on-base percentage is 60th, and he is 85th in slugging.
  • Kyle Farmer has 68 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .343.
  • Joey Votto has been key for Cincinnati with 45 hits, an OBP of .332 plus a slugging percentage of .374.

Reds Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Drury 275 .269 51 17 47 .329 .853
Tommy Pham 274 .252 48 11 36 .339 .748
Kyle Farmer 247 .275 27 5 40 .343 .748
Joey Votto 214 .210 22 6 25 .332 .706
Nick Senzel 195 .251 27 3 16 .307 .630
Mike Moustakas 190 .211 22 3 17 .305 .616
Albert Almora Jr. 160 .244 18 5 26 .265 .653
Matt Reynolds 150 .247 23 3 15 .321 .681
Tyler Naquin 149 .255 23 6 23 .315 .778
Jonathan India 121 .223 10 2 10 .282 .588

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