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Pittsburgh Pirates at Tampa Bay Rays 6/24/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Tampa Bay Rays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds & Info

Game Tampa Bay Rays vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time Friday June 24, 2022, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Tropicana Field
Latest odds
TB -202 ; Total 7.5
TV Channel
BSSUN

In Friday night MLB action, the Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to Tropicana Field to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The Pirates (29-40) have dropped 20 of their first 32 road games and are sitting in third place in the NL West Division standings. On Thursday, Pittsburgh 1B Michael Chavis connected on a game-tying home run and came through with a walk-off single during an 8-7 home victory versus Chicago in ten innings.

Twenty-six year old righty Mitch Keller (2-5 4.72 ERA) has been solid for the Pirates over the last month. In his last five starts, Keller has allowed just seven earned runs and limited opponents to one long ball.

The Tampa Bay Rays have dropped seven of their last ten games and have fallen into fourth place in the competitive AL East Division. On Wednesday, Tampa Bay was unable to protect a three-run after five innings during a 5-4 home loss versus New York. OF Vidal Brujan homered and drove in three runs for the Rays (37-32).

Twenty-nine year old southpaw Jeffrey Springs (3-2 2.00 ERA) will make his tenth start of the season for the Rays. Through 54 innings of work, Springs has fanned 56 batters and owns a sparkling 0.98 WHIP.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Pirates are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
  • Rays are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series.
  • Rays are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Under is 12-5-4 in Pirates last 21 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Under is 4-1 in Rays last 5 during game 1 of a series.

Free MLB Pick:

Pittsburgh Pirates +167

Pittsburgh 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (shoulder) is reportedly feeling sore and is listed as day-to-day. Through 69 games, Pittsburgh ranks 28th in OPS and 28th in runs scored. For the season, Tampa Bay ranks 26th in OPS and 26th in runs scored. Take the Pirates to win on the road. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Pirates win 4-3.

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