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Tampa Bay Rays vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/25/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Pittsburgh Pirates (29-40) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (37-32)
June 25, 2022 1:10 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -198 / Pittsburgh Pirates +166; Over/Under: +7
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays meet Saturday in MLB action at Tropicana Field. The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 6 games.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 7 games. The Pirates have won 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 64 hits and 23 RBI, while Ke’Bryan Hayes and Michael Chavis have combined for 112 hits and 49 RBI. JT Brubaker gets the ball, and he is 1-7 with a 4.11 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. This will be Brubaker’s first career game against the Rays.

The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 12 games. The Rays have won 6 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 65 hits and 31 RBI, while Manuel Margot and Yandy Diaz have combined for 109 hits and 42 RBI. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.46 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. This will be Kluber’s second career game against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 43-106 in their last 149 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Rays are 68-33 in their last 101 home games and 42-19 in their last 61 Saturday games. The under is 4-0 in Pirates last 4 on astroturf. The over is 5-0 in Rays last 5 during game 2 of a series. The Pirates are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay.

JT Brubaker has been solid this season, but he doesn’t win many games due to being on a horrible Pirates squad, and he’s been shaky this month, allowing 10 earned runs in his last 22.1 innings. Corey Kluber is pitching his best of the season, allowing 18 hits and 6 earned runs in his last 23 innings, and he has a 3.03 ERA in 32.2 innings at home. Give me the Tampa Bay Rays and the RL for max betting value.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5

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