Predictions for Rays vs. Nationals: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – June 29

Saturday’s contest between the Tampa Bay Rays (41-41) and Washington Nationals (38-43) going head to head at Tropicana Field has a projected final score of 5-4 (according to our computer prediction) in favor of the Rays, so expect a tight matchup. The game will start at 4:10 PM ET on June 29.

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Rays vs. Nationals Matchup Info

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Rays vs. Nationals Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Rays 5, Nationals 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs

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Rays vs. Nationals Betting Lines

Rays vs Nationals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Rays -135 +114 7.5 -110 -110

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Rays Betting Insights

  • Tampa Bay has been the favorite in 44 games this season, and has come away with the win 25 times (56.8%) in those contests.
  • The Rays have a mark of 14-12 in contests where bookmakers favor them by -135 or better on the moneyline.
  • Tampa Bay’s games have gone over the total in 41 of 82 opportunities.
  • The Rays were the moneyline favorite in four of their past 15 games, and they went 3-1 in those matchups.
  • In its past 15 outings — all had a set run total — Tampa Bay and its opponents combined to go over the total seven times.

Nationals Betting Insights

  • Washington has put together a 30-38 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 44.1% of those games).
  • The Nationals have a 24-31 record (winning 43.6% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline underdog of +114 or longer.
  • Washington has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 37 times this season for a 37-40-4 record against the over/under.
  • In seven games over their past 15 matchups when set as underdogs by oddsmakers, the Nationals had a record of 2-5.
  • Washington and its opponents have combined to hit the over seven times in its past 15 games with a total.

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Rays vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

Rays’ Starting Pitcher: Aaron Civale

  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 5.20 and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .269 in 16 games this season.
  • Aaron Civale’s team has a record of 4-4 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline.
  • Civale’s team has won five of his 16 starts this season.
  • Games started by Civale have a 9-7-0 record at hitting the over this season.

Nationals’ Starting Pitcher: Jake Irvin

  • Over 16 games this season, the 27-year-old has put up a 3.13 ERA and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .233 to opposing hitters.
  • The Nationals have a 5-9 record in Irvin’s 14 starts this season when they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Over Irvin’s 16 starts, his team is 6-10.
  • Irvin’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in six of 16 contests.

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Rays’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 41-41
Home 22-24
Road 19-17
One-Run Games 16-7
Scoring 5+ Runs 24-6

Nationals’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 38-43
Home 17-19
Road 21-24
One-Run Games 7-12
Scoring 5+ Runs 25-10

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