Cubs vs Rays MLB Preview (6/12/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 12, 2024
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Cubs vs Rays Preview

The Chicago Cubs are scheduled to play against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 12, at 6:50. The game will take place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL, and will be broadcast on MARQ. The Cubs have a money line of -102, while the Rays are at -117. Light rain is expected with a high of 86 degrees.

Cubs Vs. Rays Pregame Odds 6/12/24

Today’s MLB matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg presents several betting angles. The Rays are slightly favored across major Ohio sportsbooks with moneyline odds fluctuating slightly. The over/under for the game is consistently set at 7.5, indicating expectations for a moderate scoring game.

  • Bet365: Rays -120, Cubs +100, over/under 7.5
  • BetMGM: Rays -116, Cubs -102, over/under 7.5
  • Caesars: Rays -120, Cubs +100, over/under 7.5
  • BetRivers: Rays -115, Cubs -105, over/under 7.5

Odds are subject to change for Cubs vs. Rays

Cubs vs. Rays projected starting lineups for Wednesday

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 injuries for tonight

  • Chicago Cubs: Key relief pitchers Yency Almonte and Adbert Alzolay are out with shoulder and forearm strains respectively. Almonte expected back in June, Alzolay on 60-day IL. Julian Merryweather also out until July with a rib stress fracture. Nico Hoerner, dealing with a hand fracture, is probable.
  • Tampa Bay Rays: Randy Arozarena is questionable for the next game with hamstring tightness. Drew Rasmussen out for a significant portion of the season due to arm surgery. Jeffrey Springs expected back in mid-July post Tommy John surgery.

Cubs vs. Rays probable starters for Wednesday

(CHC) Javier Assad (R)4-22.741.2223.19.5
(TB) Aaron Civale (R)2-55.511.3623.16.5

Chicago Cubs Season Overview

The Chicago Cubs hold a record of 32-35, placing them 5th in the NL Central Division. Their recent performance shows a struggle, with only 4 wins in the last 10 games and a recent Monday loss against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Cubs’ season stats highlight a batting average of .229 and a total of 65 home runs, with their pitching staff achieving an ERA of 3.96 and 591 strikeouts.

  • Runs per game: 4.3
  • Team average: .229
  • Team home runs: 65
  • Team Stolen bases: 47
  • Team ERA: 3.96
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 591

Tampa Bay Rays Season Overview

The Tampa Bay Rays, hosting the Cubs at Tropicana Field, also present a challenging season with a similar record of 32-35, ranking them 5th in the AL East Division. Their performance in the last 10 games mirrors the Cubs, with 4 wins and a recent victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The Rays showcase a season batting average of .232, 51 home runs, and an ERA of 4.38, alongside 579 pitching strikeouts.

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: .232
  • Team home runs: 51
  • Team Stolen bases: 63
  • Team ERA: 4.38
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 579

Player Stats for Cubs vs. Rays

The upcoming MLB showdown between the Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg is expected to be a thrilling encounter. Key players like Cody Bellinger for the Cubs and Isaac Paredes for the Rays have been pivotal this season. Bellinger leads the Cubs with a .264 batting average, while Paredes tops the Rays in batting average (.287), home runs (10), and RBIs (37). Recent performances and season stats suggest a competitive game ahead.

Chicago Cubs Leaders

Christopher Morel and Cody Bellinger are standout performers for the Cubs this season. Morel leads in home runs (13) and RBIs (40), showcasing his power-hitting capabilities. Bellinger, with his team-leading batting average, adds a significant threat at the plate. Pete Crow-Armstrong’s speed on the bases with eight stolen bases adds another layer to the Cubs’ offense.

  • AVG Leader: Cody Bellinger .264
  • HR Leader: Christopher Morel 13
  • RBI Leader: Christopher Morel 40
  • Runs Leader: Mike Tauchman 37
  • SB Leader: Pete Crow-Armstrong 8

Tampa Bay Rays Leaders

Isaac Paredes has been a crucial player for the Rays, leading in multiple categories. His performance alongside José Caballero, who leads in runs (29) and stolen bases (22), makes the Rays’ lineup formidable. Their recent game stats and season averages highlight their importance to the team’s success.

  • AVG Leader: Isaac Paredes .287
  • HR Leader: Isaac Paredes 10
  • RBI Leader: Isaac Paredes 37
  • Runs Leader: José Caballero 29
  • SB Leader: José Caballero 22
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