Outfielder Austin Meadows ($3,400) and the Rays take on Zach Plesac and the newly named Cleveland Guardians in what should be a smash spot for Tampa. Plesac has a 4.78 FIP and is not missing many bats with a 16.4% K-rate, while Meadows has a .900 OPS against right-handed pitching. Nelson Cruz ($3,700) will also be debuting for the Rays tonight, offering a strong stack opportunity along with Brandon Lowe ($3,500). New to FanDuel? Scared of feeling like a small fish in a big pond? Well, be sure to read our content and subscribe to the DFSBot for your daily baseball plays. Just remember to sign up through us before jumping into the fray. It s how we know you care!
Already more than half of this MLB season has been played, and some teams have experienced dramatic shifts in their World Series odds. That leaves plenty of value on the board for bettors who were left behind, and some clear traps for anyone buying at too short of a price.Here are the updated World Series odds from theScore Bet, along with a handful of teams we're buying and selling prior to the back half of the season. Team Odds Los Angeles Dodgers +350 Houston Astros +600 New York Mets +700 Chicago White Sox +800 San Diego Padres +800 Boston Red Sox +1000 Tampa Bay Rays +1200 Milwaukee Brewers +1400 Oakland Athletics +1500 New York Yankees +1800 San Francisco Giants +1800 Toronto Blue Jays +2500 Chicago Cubs +3400 Atlanta Braves +4000 Cincinnati Reds +5000 Cleveland Indians +5000 St. Louis Cardinals +5000 Philadelphia Phillies +6000 Washington Nationals +6500 Los Angeles Angels +7500 Miami Marlins +20000 Minnesota Twins +25000 Kansas City Royals +30000 Seattle Mariners +35000 Baltimore Orioles +75000 Arizona Diamondbacks +100000 Colorado Rockies +100000 Detroit Tigers +100000 Pittsburgh Pirates +100000 Texas Rangers +100000 BuyChicago White Sox (+800)How could you not buy the White Sox right now? Chicago has been hit with injuries as bad as any team in the majors, yet it's still posted the best record in the American League and top-seven MLB marks in wOBA (.332) and opponent's wOBA (.295).Eloy Jimenez is on a rehab assignment and already hitting dingers, and Luis Robert will likely join him in Chicago's lineup before the postseason. With a deep rotation and loaded bullpen, the White Sox are easily the best bet to emerge from the AL, and maybe to win it all.Milwaukee Brewers (+1400)We've been banging the Brewers' drum since before the season, when they were 50-1 long shots to win the World Series. Now oddsmakers are coming around on Milwaukee 53 wins later, but this price still sells the Brewers short.Nobody can match the team's frontline pitching, as it's a threat to win any playoff series with one of Brandon Woodruff, Corbin Burnes, or Freddy Peralta taking the mound each game. The bullpen is still electric, and a former MVP winner in Christian Yelich - who has shown glimpses of his typical form in recent weeks - anchors Milwaukee's powerful lineup, though it can be inconsistent. Buy while you still can.SellNew York Mets (+700)You can't talk about the Mets without praising Jacob deGrom, the most valuable player in the National League and maybe all of baseball. His 4.8 pitching fWAR leads the majors, and his team is a remarkable 11-4 during his starts despite shoddy run support.But is deGrom enough to justify this price? The Mets hold by far the worst playoff odds (76.8%) of any team priced 10-1 or shorter, according to Fangraphs, and their offense has produced the second-fewest runs in MLB. New York's hitters are surely more talented than that, but this group will eventually need to prove it's comprised of more than a superstar pitcher and a mediocre supporting cast.Tampa Bay Rays (+1200)What's up with all of this love for the Rays? This team entered the year with low expectations, and while the club has posted the AL's fourth-best record, it's done so against mediocre competition thus far.As well as Brandon Lowe is hitting over the past month or so, the Rays' lineup is mostly devoid of star power. Tampa Bay's rotation is also uninspiring outside of Tyler Glasnow, whose health is a serious question mark down the stretch. This would be a fun bet at 25-1. But stay away at this price.C Jackson Cowart is a sports betting writer at theScore. You can follow him on Twitter (@CJacksonCowart) or email him at [email protected] © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
The Tampa Bay Rays took care of the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-2, behind a hitting display from Brandon Lowe. Lowe hit two home runs and drove in three runs.
The Tampa Bay Rays took Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday afternoon, 8-1, thanks in part to rookie Vidal Bruj n, who singled and drove in a run in his MLB debut. Brandon Lowe and Brett Phillips also homered in the victory.