The Washington Nationals and the Tampa Bay Rays will collide for game two of their series from Washington. All odds and trends can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Nationals are on top of their division, but after yesterday’s loss has seen their lead dwindle to 3 games. They could not get it done yesterday from an offfensive perspective or on the mound in their loss to the Rays. They have the right man on the mound tonight to get back on track. They will send phenom Stephen Strasburg to the mound who has come back in great form after missing nearly all of last year. Strasburg has struck out 100 batters over 77 innings of work and has posted a 2.45 ERA.
The Rays are becoming pretty consistent now year after year and are once again competing for a postseason spot. Carlos Pena led the offense on Tuesday with two hits including a homerun and David Price was solid enough on the mound to earn his ninth win of the season. On Wednesday Tampa will start Christopher archer who will see his first major-league action.
Washington is 8-2 in their last 10 games as a favorite, 0-5 in their last five home games, and 6-1 in Strasburg’s last six home starts. Tampa Bay is 5-0 in their last five road games, 8-2 in their last 10 road games against a right handed starter, and 1-6 in their last seven game two of a series. Tampa Bay is 2-4 in their last six games in Washington.
We know the odds on the Nationals are very steep, but they are this way because you have one of, if not the best pitchers in baseball pitching against a pitcher who has never thrown at the major league level. We normally do not recommend taking this big of a favorite, but we think you should here and take the Nationals as a prohibitive moneyline favorite with sportsbook betting.