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Tampa Bay Rays 2022 Season
The Rays made it to the World Series in 2020 but in 2022 they were not that impactful. They won 86 games but lost in the AL Wild Card Series to Cleveland Guardians.
Can they bring their form from 2020 season or will this season will be another disappointment?
See all of the Rays odds, as well their win total, championship odds, and much more.
Betting on the Tampa Bay Rays
Check out below the betting options:
Rays Spread (Run Line)
When betting on baseball, you’ll be faced with three standard options: the moneyline, over/under and run line.
The run line is a bet on the margin of victory, like a point spread. But because baseball is low scoring, the spread will almost always be -1.5 for the favorite and +1.5 for the underdog. The payouts for each will just be adjusted based on each team’s strength.
Here’s a brief example of a run line for a hypothetical Rays game:
- Texas Rangers (+1.5)
- Tampa Bay Rays (-1.5)
As shown above, the Rays are favored by 1.5 runs against the Rangers; the minus sign (-) indicates Tampa Bay is the favorite, while a plus sign (+) is used to denote the underdog. Bettors who wanted to back Tampa Bay here would be “laying” those 1.5 runs, meaning for their bets to cash the Rays would need to win by two runs or more. Bettors who selected the Rangers +1.5 would win if Texas won outright or kept a loss to 1 run.
The Rays were 80-84 on run lines in 2022, covering 48.8 percent of the time – putting them in the lower part of the table.
Many first time bettors are wary of run line bets, especially when riding with the hometown team. In that case, moneyline wagers are often seen as the safer way to go. A moneyline bet is a bet on who wins the game -- no run line involved.
Let’s use the same example from before to understand the moneyline better:
- Texas Rangers +150
- Tampa Bay Rays -180
Just as with run lines, the minus sign (-) signifies a team is favored, while the plus sign (+) means a team is the underdog. The moneyline odds, written in American odds format here, indicate how big or small a favorite that team is, written in increments of $100. For example, to win $100 on the Rays, a bettor would need to risk $180. On the flip side, a $100 bet on the Rangers would net $150 if they pulled the upset.
The Rays went 86-78 in 2022, putting them in third place in the AL East and placing them in the middle of the MLB table.
Odds can differ from sportsbook to sportsbook, so always make sure you shop for the best line with The Action Network app.
Betting on a team to win or cover a run line isn’t the only type of wager allowed on MLB games. Almost all sportsbooks will offer a total on the game, also known as an over/under. This bet is not on the winner of the contest, but on the number of runs the two teams will combine to score; sportsbooks hang a number, and bettors can wager either over or under that total.
If the number for our hypothetical Rays-Rangers matchup was 8 runs, over bettors would require 9 points or more to cash their tickets, while those who bet the under would need 7 or fewer runs. If the two teams scored exactly 8 runs between them, that bet would push and all wagers would be refunded.
Rays totals in 2022 were at the 9th from the bottom when betting the over, hitting at an 71-81-12 clip.
Some bettors find more entertainment and success betting on more specific outcomes than the result of the game. Prop bets cover a wide market of wagers on player stats, discrete in-game events, and any style of yes/no question. Many props are bets on specific players and their performance, such as betting Randy Arozarena over 1.5 hits on a given night, or betting that Tyler Glasnow will strike out over 9.5 batters. Some props can be shorter term, such as betting on the number of runs scored in the first five innings or who will hit a home run. Offerings tend to vary depending on the sportsbook, so use our sportsbook reviews to find the best bet for you.
Expectations are somewhat high right now in Tampa Bay, so bettors still have to shop for the best line to get good odds on Rays futures bets. Futures are bets that focus on long term outcomes, like the Rays to win the AL East, win the American League Pennant, win the World Series, or even individual awards like winning league MVP.
How to Bet on the Tampa Bay Rays
Sports betting is not currently legal in Florida, but there’s a chance it’s legalized soon. The state briefly legalized online betting through Hard Rock before rescinding the approval, which is now in limbo.
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