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Rays vs. Pirates Betting Odds, Free Picks, and Predictions - 4:05 PM ET (Sat, Jun 22, 2024)

The Tampa Bay Rays travel to the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Baseball action on Saturday, June 22, 2024. First pitch is set for 4:05 PM ET.

Are you looking to bet on this game? You've found the right article! We at CapperTek have all the latest sports betting tools and information to help put you on the right side of the betting action for this match-up.

Rays vs. Pirates Game Info and Betting Odds

Away Team: Tampa Bay Rays (Underdog)
Home Team: Pittsburgh Pirates (Favorite)
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Time: 4:05 PM ET
League: Major League Baseball (MLB)

Tampa Bay Rays Moneyline: +100
Pittsburgh Pirates Moneyline: -109

Tampa Bay Rays Run Line: +1.5 (-212)
Pittsburgh Pirates Run Line: -1.5 (+186)

Game Total Runs: 8.5 (Over -104 / Under -110)

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A Deeper Look Inside the Betting Numbers

We here at CapperTek provide in-depth betting trends for both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Pittsburgh Pirates, but let's take a deeper look inside some of the betting numbers for this match-up right now.

First let's take a glance at the away team and +100 betting underdogs, the Tampa Bay Rays.

In their last 10 games, the Rays have a Straight Up record of 6 wins, 4 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 3 wins in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Rays have an Against-the-Spread record of 7 wins, 3 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 5 wins in a row. The Game Total Runs results for Rays games have a record of 6 overs, 4 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 2 overs in a row.

OK now let's take a glance at the home team and -109 betting favorites, the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In their last 10 games, the Pirates have a Straight Up record of 5 wins, 5 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 1 loss in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Pirates have an Against-the-Spread record of 4 wins, 6 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 2 losses in a row. The Game Total Runs results for Pirates games have a record of 2 overs, 8 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 1 over in a row.

If you need more detailed betting information for this match-up such as the trends or steaks broken down into Home vs. Away splits, or Favorite vs. Underdog splits, make sure to check out the Rays vs. Pirates Trend Finder directly.

Who's Going to Win This Game? Our Prediction

We pride ourselves here at CapperTek on providing our users with the most advanced machine learning artificial intelligence to simulate game outcomes using algorithms we have custom designed over 10+ years of research and development.

According to our simulation of the Rays vs. Pirates MLB game, we have the Tampa Bay Rays beating the Pittsburgh Pirates with a simulated final score of: Tampa Bay Rays [4] - Pittsburgh Pirates [3]

Sometimes our game simulations change, like if there's a major line movement, drastic shift in the odds, or if there's a key injury, etc. To make sure you have the latest and most accurate simulation, you can run the Rays vs. Pirates Simulation directly. Also after the Rays vs. Pirates game is finished, you can re-run the simulation and check out how the simulated final result did compared to the actual final result.

What Should I Bet On? Our Free Picks

Well let's get down to the real reason you're here, who or what should you bet on in the Rays vs. Pirates MLB match-up? According to the simulated prediction and results for this match-up above, we here at CapperTek suggest you make the following bets:

Free Moneyline Pick: Rays +100

Free Run Line Pick: Rays +1.5 (-212)

Free Total Pick: Under 8.5 (-110)

We hope our free picks and predictions help you out if you're wagering on the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Baseball match-up. Our betting tips are based on detailed analytics and wagering intelligence to provide you the best possible plays. Our goal is to provide valuable sports betting information to gamblers and help put them on the right side of the action.

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Oneil Cruz finds the Allegheny River on the fly. The Pirates would like to see that power more often

Sat, Jun 22, 2024
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Oneil Cruz finds the Allegheny River on the fly. The Pirates would like to see that power more often

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Oneil Cruz's tools can be breathtaking.

The arm that lights up the radar gun on throws from deep in the hole. The long legs under his 6-foot-7 frame that seem to carry the Pirates shortstop around the bases in seemingly a handful of steps.

Nothing, however, tantalizes like Cruz's power. His swing is a series of levers, levers that sometimes struggle to work in unison.

When they do however - as they did in the first inning of a 4-3 win over Tampa - all the doubts about Cruz's ability to be a consistent difference-maker vanish are replaced with wonder.

Tampa Bay's Zach Eflin tried to fool Cruz by throwing a first-pitch curveball and Cruz sent it soaring over the 21-foot-high Clemente Wall in right field. The ball sailed over the concourse and the slope behind it that runs down to the Allegheny River.

When it finally splashed into the water 445 feet from home plate, the Pirates had tied the game and Cruz had offered a reminder that for as much work as there remains to be done, he remains one of the more gifted and unique players in the majors.

The drive marked the sixth time a ball hit the river on the fly since PNC Park opened in 2001 and the 76th overall to make its way - by bounce, roll or otherwise - into the water.

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The crowd inside the roasting ballpark - the temperature at first pitch was 95 degrees - roared in delight. It says something about the pregame power displays that Cruz puts on regularly that his teammates mostly shrugged.

While rookie pitcher Jared Jones called it "probably the farthest hit ball I've ever seen in person," catcher Jason Delay practically yawned.

"I've been watching him hit balls into the river in all the time," Delay said, thinking of batting practice. "So, it's fun to watch."

Particularly when it counts. Asked if he thought it was going to end up sailing over the boats that moor themselves near the ballpark during the summer, Cruz took a long pause to think about it before shaking his head.

"No," he said after his 10th homer of the season. "But I definitely knew it was a home run."

It's hardly the first time Cruz has tested the outer limits of a stadium. When he was at Double-A Altoona, one of his moonshots crashed into "The Skyliner" wooden coaster beyond the right-field wall.

"I knew right away it was going to hit the roller coaster," Cruz said with a boyish grin.

The reality with Cruz is that the game at times can come easy to him. Everything he does can seem effortless.

"He continues to do really special things," Pirates manager Derek Shelton.

The key going forward is trying to have that specialness show up regularly. Cruz's home run ended a 1-for-13 skid. He's hitting .242 and his 31 RBIs rank a respectable second on the team, particularly considering the 25-year-old Cruz missed almost all of last season with a broken left ankle.

The problem is, the Pirates aren't scoring nearly enough to supplement a pitching staff that has budding 22-year-old aces Jones and Paul Skenes as well as veteran Mitch Keller, who is making a run at a second straight All-Star appearance.

Pittsburgh's offensive numbers languish in the bottom half of the National League, the main reason the Pirates have been plodding along a just under .500 as midseason nears.

General manager Ben Cherington spent 20-plus minutes on Saturday admitting his team needs to score more runs while remaining vague about just how aggressive the Pirates might be on the trade market.

Cherington believes the easiest path forward is for the players on the roster to produce more regularly. Those six giddy seconds in which Cruz's ball started in one structure and landed not too far from the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers were great.

Yet what the Pirates don't need are the occasional tape-measure shots. They need the ball to go over the fence more often. Doesn't matter if it's by one foot, or 100.

"Once it goes over the fence, I don't care where it lands," Shelton said. "It really doesn't matter. As long as it goes very the yellow barrier, it can land in the first row or land in the Allegheny, it doesn't matter to me. It counts the same."


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