The Tampa Bay Rays and the Washington Nationals will play the rubber match of their three-game series tonight. Get your MLB odds at Just Bet sportsbook.
The Rays won game one of the series in easy fashion, but dropped game two of the series last night. They fell victim to the greatness of young Stephen Strasburg and will look to rebound and take the series tonight. The Rays have been consistent all season and there’s no reason to think that they will come out flat tonight especially with a chance to win the series. They will go for the win behind right-hander Matt Moore. The righty has struggled this season, but is one of the up-and-coming talented young Tampa Bay Ray arms that you will want to take note of.
The Nationals come into this game still on top of their division and looking to separate themselves even more from the pack with a win versus the Rays tonight. Yesterday Stephen Strasburg was magnificent and route to a win over the Rays. Strasburg is now 8-1 on the season and is a sure all-star. The Nationals’ other ace will take the hill tonight as left-hander Gio Gonzalez goes for the series win. The lefty struggled in his last outing versus Yankees, but has been stellar all season pitching to a sub 3.00 ERA so far this season.
While we like the grit and determination of the Rays and would normally in this spot jump at the chance to take them as an underdog, we think Gonzalez will just be to much for them today. Look for the Nationals to scratch out enough runs against Moore and take the Nationals as a Moneyline favorite in this game with sportsbook betting.