One of today's afternoon matchup features a game between one of the best pitchers in baseball, Shane McClanahan, and one of the worst pitchers in baseball, Patrick Corbin.
That puts the Rays in a fantastic spot to complete the three-game series sweep against the Nationals, after beating them in the first two games by a combined score of 16-8.
Let's dive into the odds for today's finale.
Rays vs. Nationals odds, spread, and total
Rays vs. Nationals prediction and pick
Patrick Corbin has led the National League in losses amongst all starting pitchers in both 2021 and 2022, sporting a combined record of 15-35 over that span.
He recoded a 6.31 ERA in 2022 and then followed it up with an abysmal Opening Day performance, giving up seven hits, four runs (two earned) and three walks in just 3.0 innings pitched. As long as the Nationals continue to trot him out, we should all be fading him.
That's exactly what I'm going to do in this spot.
The Rays have already beat the Nationals by multiple runs in both of the first two games in this series and now they get the best matchup to date. Shane McClanahan pitched six scoreless inning in his first game, and now he hets to face a Nationals offense that's 26th in OPS this season at just .624.
Bet on the Rays whatever way you want to today. Personally, I'll back their -1.5 run line.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.