On Sunday, the Atlanta Braves (38-30) will host the Tampa Bay Rays (33-38) at 1:35 PM ET. The Braves have won three in a row.

The Rays are an underdog away (+100) versus the Braves (-120). The Atlanta Braves will give the start to Hurston Waldrep (0-1, 17.18 ERA), who is looking for win No. 1 of the season, and the Rays will counter with Zach Eflin (3-4, 4.06 ERA).

The Braves beat the Rays 9-2 yesterday, with Charlie Morton getting the win (6.0 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 8 K) and Austin Riley leading the way offensively (1-for-2 with a home run and three RBI). Ryan Pepiot (4.2 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 4 K) took the loss for the Rays.

Before you watch this Braves vs. Rays game, here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s action on the diamond, including viewing options.

Atlanta Braves vs. Tampa Bay Rays odds and betting odds

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Sunday at 3:16 ET. For a complete list of sports betting odds, visit the USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Braves (-120, bet $120 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Rays (+100, bet $100 to win $100)
  • Top/bottom: 9.5

Braves vs. Rays: Live streaming information and game time

  • Match day: Sunday June 16, 2024
  • Game time: 1:35 PM ET
  • Stadium: Truistpark
  • TV channel: Bally Sports
  • Live stream: Fubo (watch for free)

Braves stats and trends

Braves Betting Records

  • The Braves have entered the game as favorites 61 times this season and have won 36, or 59%, of those games.
  • Atlanta has appeared in 59 games this season, favored at -120 or more, and is 34-25 in those games.
  • The Braves have a 54.5% chance of winning this game, based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Atlanta and its opponents have won the over in 25 of 68 total games.
  • The Braves have an ATS record of 32-35-0 in 67 games with a spread this season.

Hurston Waldrep (Probable Braves starter)

  • Waldrep (0-1) gets the start for the Braves, his second of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday, the right-hander pitched 3 2/3 innings against the Washington Nationals, allowing seven earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • Opponents have compiled a .286 batting average against him this season. He has a 17.18 ERA and 2.5 strikeouts per nine innings in his lone appearance.
  • He will face a Rays offense that ranks 25th in the league with 271 runs while hitting .232 as a unit. It has a collective .351 slugging percentage (28th in MLB action) and has hit 54 total home runs (29th in MLB).

Braves hitting stats

  • The Braves have hit 72 home runs this season, which ranks 15th in the league.
  • Hitters for Atlanta rank eighth in the majors with a combined team slugging percentage of .404.
  • The Braves have a batting average of .246 this season, which ranks 12th among MLB teams.
  • Atlanta has scored the 13th most points in the Majors this season with 303 (4.5 per game).
  • The Braves have an on-base percentage of .311 this season, which ranks 13th in the league.
  • Atlanta ranks 18th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.

Rays statistics and trends

Rays Betting Records

  • The Rays have been underdogs in 26 games this year and have walked away with the win 10 times (38.5%) in those games.
  • Tampa Bay has a win-loss record of 5-12 when favored +100 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup means the Rays have a 50% chance of walking away with the win.
  • The games with Tampa Bay exceeded sportsbooks’ total in 36 of 71 opportunities this season.
  • The Rays are 32-38-0 in 70 games this season with zero against the spread.

Zach Eflin (Ray’s likely starter)

  • Eflin gets the start for the Rays, his 13th of the season. He is 3-4 with a 4.06 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 68 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his final appearance Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs, the righty threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • In twelve games this season, the 30-year-old has compiled a 4.06 ERA and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings while giving up a .269 batting average to opponents.
  • Eflin has collected four quality starts this season.
  • Eflin has posted 11 starts this season in which he pitched five or more innings.
  • He has had two appearances this season in which he did not concede an earned run.
  • He will face a Braves offense that ranks 13th in the league with 568 total hits (for a .246 batting average). The team is also hitting a collective .404 (eighth in the league) with 72 total home runs (15th in MLB action).

Rays hitting stats

  • The Rays have hit 54 home runs this season, the second-lowest total in baseball.
  • So far this season, Tampa Bay has the third-lowest slugging percentage in baseball (.351).
  • The Rays are 22nd in the majors with a .232 batting average.
  • With an average of 3.8 runs per game (271 total), Tampa Bay is the 25th highest scoring team in baseball.
  • The Rays rank 21st in baseball with an on-base percentage of .306.

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