Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies 8/25/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time: 8/25/2021, 11:05 PM UTC
Location: Citizens Bank Park
Address: Philadelphia, PA
Latest Odds: PHI -135 ; O/U 8.5
TV Channel: NBCSPH

The Tampa Bay Rays conclude a two-game interleague series on the road Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Tampa Bay improved to 77-48 following a 9-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Tampa Bay was off on Monday before opening its series on Tuesday against Philadelphia. The Rays are first in the American League East four games ahead of the second-place New York Yankees.

Randy Arozarena is batting .274 to lead Tampa Bay and the left fielder has a team-high 115 hits. Brandon Lowe has 29 home runs to lead Tampa Bay and Austin Meadows has 88 RBIs to lead the Rays. Yandy Diaz has a team-high .361 on-base percentage. Tampa Bay has not yet announced its starting pitcher for the final game of his two-game interleague series Wednesday against Philadelphia.

Philadelphia was off on Monday but the Phillies improved to 63-61 on Sunday with a 7-4 victory over the San Diego Padres. Rhys Hoskins returned from the injury list and hit a pair of home runs for the Phillies in the victory. Philadelphia is second in the National League East 4 ½ games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves.

Jean Segura is batting .295 to lead Philadelphia and the shortstop has a team high 109 hits. First baseman Rhys Hoskins has 26 home runs and 70 RBIs to lead Philadelphia in both categories, while right fielder Bryce Harper has a team high .410 on-base percentage. On Wednesday, Philadelphia will send Zack Wheeler to the mound. The right-hander is 10-8 with an ERA of 2.77, 194 Ks and 36 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 30-12 in its last 42
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Rays last 4 interleague games
  • Philadelphia is 2-5 in its last 7
  • The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Phillies last 9 at home
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Free MLB Pick: Tampa Bay Rays +120

Tampa Bay has won each of the last five meetings against Philadelphia.  The Phillies have struggled of late losing five of the last seven overall and 13 of the last 19 against an opponent for the American League East. Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has been roughed up in each of the last two outings allowing a total of 10 runs on 16 hits across only 14 ⅔ innings with both resulting in losses. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win 5-2.

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