Cubs vs Rays MLB Preview (6/11/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 11, 2024
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Cubs vs Rays Preview

The Chicago Cubs are set to play against the Tampa Bay Rays at 6:50 PM on June 11 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. This game — broadcasted on MARQ — features Rays moneyline odds at -145 and Cubs moneyline odds at +120. The game is scheduled to be played under moderate rain conditions with a high of 79°F.

Cubs vs Rays MLB Betting Odds Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays enter tonight’s game as favorites with a price of -145 on their moneyline and -1.5 on their run line. Ohio sportsbooks, including Bet365, BetMGM, Caesars, and BetRivers consistently show the over/under at 7.5. This combination of spread and over/under metrics implies a final score of 5-3, resulting in a Phillies victory.

  • Bet365: Rays -145, over/under 7.5
  • BetMGM: Rays -145, over/under 7.5
  • Caesars: Rays -140, over/under 7.5
  • BetRivers: Rays -145, over/under 7.5

MLB Odds are subject to change between the Cubs and Rays.

Cubs vs. Rays projected starting lineups

Cubs starting lineup

  1. DH Mike Tauchman (L)
  2. RF Seiya Suzuki (R)
  3. CF Cody Bellinger (L)
  4. 3B Christopher Morel (R)
  5. LF Ian Happ (S)
  6. 2B Nico Hoerner (R)
  7. 1B Michael Busch (L)
  8. SS Dansby Swanson (R)
  9. C Miguel Amaya (R)

Rays starting lineup

  1. 1B Yandy Díaz (R)
  2. 2B Brandon Lowe (L)
  3. 3B Isaac Paredes (R)
  4. DH Josh Lowe (L)
  5. LF Randy Arozarena (R)
  6. RF Richie Palacios (L)
  7. SS José Caballero (R)
  8. C Ben Rortvedt (L)
  9. CF Jose Siri (R)

Cubs vs Rays projected starting pitchers June 11

(CHC) Jameson Taillon (R)3-23.471.3616.46.1
(TB) Zach Eflin (R)


All lineup information is provided by SportsData.

Cubs vs Rays Injuries Today

Chicago Cubs: Key relievers on the IL include Yency Almonte (shoulder), expected back in June; Colten Brewer (back), due in June; Adbert Alzolay (forearm), on the 60-day IL; Julian Merryweather (ribs), targeting a July return. Nico Hoerner (hand) is questionable.

Tampa Bay Rays: Wander Franco (personal) is out indefinitely. Drew Rasmussen (arm) and Shane McClanahan (elbow) are on the 60-day IL, with McClanahan out for the season. Richard Lovelady (forearm) will miss time, and Jeffrey Springs (elbow) eyes a mid-July return.

Chicago Cubs Team Stats

The Chicago Cubs enter this game as the 4th place team in the NL Central Division with a 32-34 record. Offensively, the Cubs have achieved a batting average of .229 and have hit 64 home runs this season. Their performance on the mound is highlighted by an ERA of 3.94 and 582 pitching strikeouts. In their last 10 games, they are 4-6, including a victory against the Reds in their last game.

  • Runs per game: 4.3
  • Team average: .229
  • Team home runs: 64
  • Team Stolen bases: 46
  • Team ERA: 3.94
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 582

Tampa Bay Rays Team Stats

The Tampa Bay Rays are currently last in AL East Division with a 31-35 record. The Rays show a slightly higher batting average of .232 and have secured 50 home runs on the season. On the defensive side, they have an ERA of 4.42 in addition to 571 strikeouts. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games, having lost their last four.

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: .232
  • Team home runs: 50
  • Team Stolen bases: 63
  • Team ERA: 4.42
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 571

Player Stats for Cubs vs Rays

The Cubs’ Ian Happ and the Rays’ Isaac Paredes will be two players to watch heading into this game. Recent news highlights Hector Neris’ ninth save for the Cubs, and Shane Baz’s potential call-up could impact the Rays’ rotation, essential insights for MLB betting odds considerations.

Chicago Cubs Leaders

Mike Tauchman and Christopher Morel are leading the charge for the Cubs. Tauchman’s batting average and runs are crucial, while Morel dominates in home runs and RBIs. With the Cubs facing the Rays, these stats are pivotal for MLB betting odds.

  • AVG Leader: Mike Tauchman .261
  • HR Leader: Christopher Morel 12
  • RBI Leader: Christopher Morel 39
  • Runs Leader: Mike Tauchman 37
  • SB Leader: Nico Hoerner 7

Tampa Bay Rays Leaders

Isaac Paredes is a key player for the Rays, leading in batting average, home runs, and RBIs. José Caballero’s stolen bases make him a significant threat on the bases. These players are vital for MLB, especially for those tracking Cubs vs Rays MLB betting odds.

  • AVG Leader: Isaac Paredes .288
  • HR Leader: Isaac Paredes 10
  • RBI Leader: Isaac Paredes 37
  • Runs Leader: Randy Arozarena 28
  • SB Leader: José Caballero 22
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