The Chicago Cubs (24-30), who are trying for the series sweep, will clash with the Tampa Bay Rays (39-18) on Wednesday, May 31 at Wrigley Field, with Justin Steele getting the nod for the Cubs and Zach Eflin taking the mound for the Rays. The first pitch will be thrown at 2:20 PM ET.

Oddsmakers list the Rays as -140 favorites on the moneyline, while giving the underdog Cubs +120 moneyline odds to win. Tampa Bay is the favorite on the run line (-1.5). The contest's over/under is set at 8.5 runs.

Cubs vs. Rays Time and TV Channel

  • Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
  • Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • TV: MARQ
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
  • Probable Pitchers: Eflin - TB (7-1, 3.17 ERA) vs Steele - CHC (6-2, 2.77 ERA)

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Cubs vs. Rays Betting Odds, Run Line and Total

Take a look at the odds, run line and over/under for this matchup listed at different sportsbooks.

Rays Moneyline Cubs Moneyline Run Line Total
DraftKings -135 +115 Rays (-1.5) 8.5 Bet on this game with DraftKings!
BetMGM -140 +120 Rays (-1.5) 8.5 Bet on this game with BetMGM!
PointsBet -135 +115 Rays (-1.5) 8.5 Bet on this game with PointsBet!
Tipico -135 +115 Rays (-1.5) - Bet on this game with Tipico!

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Discover More About This Game

Cubs vs. Rays Betting Trends and Insights

  • The Rays have won 35, or 71.4%, of the 49 games they've played as favorites this season.
  • The Rays have a 30-7 record (winning 81.1% of their games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -140 or shorter.
  • The sportsbooks' moneyline implies a 58.3% chance of a victory for Tampa Bay.
  • The Rays played as the moneyline favorite in eight of their last 10 games, and they finished 4-4 in those matchups.
  • Over its last 10 matchups (all had set totals), Tampa Bay combined with its opponents to go over the total eight times.
  • The Cubs have won in 11, or 44%, of the 25 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • This season, the Cubs have come away with a win seven times in 12 chances when named as an underdog of at least +120 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Cubs have played as underdogs in four of their past 10 games and won two of those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, Chicago and its opponents are 6-4-0 in the last 10 games with a total.

Cubs vs. Rays Player Props

Hits O/U Total Bases O/U HR O/U RBI O/U
Ian Happ 0.5 (-222) 1.5 (+135) 0.5 (+500) 0.5 (+165)
Nico Hoerner 1.5 (+160) 1.5 (+110) 0.5 (+900) 0.5 (+240)
Seiya Suzuki 0.5 (-208) 1.5 (+155) 0.5 (+650) 0.5 (+180)
Dansby Swanson 1.5 (+200) 1.5 (+115) 0.5 (+500) 0.5 (+180)
Yan Gomes 0.5 (-175) 0.5 (-175) 0.5 (+750) 0.5 (+240)

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Cubs Futures Odds

Odds MLB Rank NL Central Rank
Win World Series +10000 21st 3rd
Win NL Central +900 - 3rd

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