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MLB Betting Pick & Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Tampa Bay Rays - June 29, 2023

June 29, 2023


The Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays will close out game three of their series soon in Arizona. Both teams need to finish this series strong to remain competitive in their respective divisions.


  • Date: Game 3 on June 29, 2023 at 2:40 PM CDT

  • Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

The Rays are in a bit of a slump and need to get out quickly. Before posting an 8-4 loss in game one of this series, they went 2-2 in four games against the Kansas City Royals who are one of the worst teams in the league. Yonny Chirinos is expected to be the starter on the mound for game three and is 3-3 on the season.

Their stats are respectable , especially on offense. Their batting average is around .264 and their opponents average is hovering .225. This is a great separation between the two averages, showing that they typically have more scoring opportunities than their opponents.

Their earned run average is nearing 3.64 and their on base percentage has moved close to .337. They also have a slugging percentage coming around .462, which is a good amount above the league average.

The Rays are leading in the AL East, but are only about five games above the Baltimore Orioles. They need to get back on track with wins here.

Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview

The Diamondbacks have also had some mixed results lately, but have put up solid offensive performances recently. These were against the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals.

Their stats are similar in comparison to the Rays. Their batting average is nearing .265 and their opponents average is close to .253. This ratio is solid and they have the ability to score as much as the Rays.

Their earned run average is nearing 4.42 and their on base percentage has moved close to .331. They also have a slugging percentage coming around .440, which is not too far away from the Rays.

The Diamondbacks have a slim lead in the NL West and need every win they can get. They have a great opportunity at home to secure game three.

The odds are not quite yet available for the Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks matchup in game three since the Diamondbacks were late to naming a starting pitcher. When they are available, check out MyBookie or Bookmaker and keep in mind that the odds are subject to changes.

The market is estimating that the Rays have a 59.8 percent chance to win in game three. The Rays are not great on the road in comparison to their home record, but the Diamondbacks have shown great records no matter where they play.

Final Pick: Take the Arizona Diamondbacks to win