Cubs vs Rays Picks and Prediction – 6/11/2024

By: Eddie Kline |

Last Updated: 06/10/2024 at 9:49 PM ET

Chicago Cubs at Tampa Bay Rays 06/11/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 6/11/2024, 10:50 PM UTC
Latest Odds: TAM -137 ; O/U 7.5

Cubs vs Rays Prediction

Tropicana Field will play host to a Tuesday night MLB interleague clash between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays. Be ready for the baseball season with all of our MLB predictions. The Cubs (32-34) have dropped 21 of their first 35 road games and trail NL Central Division leading Milwaukee by 6.5 games. On Sunday, Ian Happ delivered a three-run double in the opening frame to lead Chicago to a 4-2 road victory against Cincinnati.  

Thirty-two year old righty Jameson Taillon (3-2 3.47 ERA) will head to the hill for the Cubs in this contest. In his last start, Taillon (5 IP) gave up ten hits and five runs during a 7-6 home victory versus the White Sox. 

The Tampa Bay Rays are five games below .500 at home and trying to climb out of the AL East Division basement. Last night, Tampa Bay batters were limited to five hits and were retired by strikes ten times during a 5-2 home loss versus Baltimore. SP Ryan Pepiot (4-3) gave up four runs in six innings and took the loss for the Rays (31-35), who were swept in the four-game series. 

The Rays will counter with thirty year old right-hander Zach Eflin (3-4 4.14 ERA) in the series opener. Tampa Bay has won Eflin’s previous four starts and he has allowed ten runs over his last 22 innings of work. 

Our Free MLB Pick for Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs

Cubs vs Rays Pick

Chicago 2B Nico Hoerner (hand) was not in Sunday’s starting lineup and is listed as day-to-day. Through 66 games, Chicago ranks 19th in OPS and 14th in runs scored. For the season, Tampa Bay ranks 27th in OPS and 27th in runs scored. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win 5-4.

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