Milwaukee Brewers vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 05-19-2023 MLB Picks

Chris RuffoloMay 19, 2023
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the Tampa Bay Rays meet in MLB action from Tropicana Field on Friday night. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


The Rays are -245 home favorites while Milwaukee is a +205 road underdog.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Adrian Houser will start for the Brewers here and is 0-0 with a 5.19 ERA and 7 strikeouts this season. Shane McClanahan is expected to get the start for the Rays here and is 7-0 with a 2.34 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Milwaukee’s 4-2 win back on August 10th, 2022, made it four straight wins for the Brewers over the Rays in this head-to-head matchup.


Milwaukee is 10-2 in their last 12 interleague road games and 2-7 in their last 9 road games while the under is 16-6-2 in their last 24 games following a loss. Tampa Bay is 38-13 in their last 51 home games and 32-13 in their last 45 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record.


I’m backing the Rays -1.5 here. I just like Tampa Bay and the matchup here against Milwaukee’s Adrian Houser, as the Rays continue to crush right-handed pitching. Milwaukee’s been solid in the last ten games, and getting this kind of plus money is tempting, but I think the Rays on the run line is the play in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Tampa Bay -1.5
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