Athletics at Rays 6/12/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays
MLB: 12:10 PM EST
Jun. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : TB -130 O/U 8.5
The Wednesday MLB schedule will get underway with a meeting between the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays from Tropicana Field. Last night, Matt Olson and Khris Davis homered to power Oakland to a 4-3 victory. SP Mike Fiers limited the Rays to two runs in six innings for the Athletics, who have split their first 68 games.
Thirty-one year old southpaw Brett Anderson (6-4 3.98 ERA) will take the mound for the Athletics in this matchup. Through 72 plus innings, Anderson has allowed just seven home runs and owns a 1.38 WHIP.
The Tampa Bay Rays took Monday’s series opener by four runs and are 16 games above .500 overall. On Tuesday, Tommy Pham hit a solo shot in the first inning and Tampa Bay took a 2-0 lead entering the fifth. Austin Meadows went hitless in four at-bats and struck out twice for the Rays, who are tied with New York for first place in the AL East.
Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash has yet to name a starting pitcher for the series finale. The Rays frequently use relievers as openers and lead the majors with a 2.92 team ERA.
Recent Betting Trends:
Athletics are 4-9 in Andersons last 13 road starts.
Rays are 36-17 in their last 53 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Under is 4-1 in Andersons last 5 starts overall.
Over is 4-1 in Rays last 5 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
Athletics are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -130
Oakland SP Tyler Glasnow (forearm) will soon advance to throwing from 90 feet and hopes to return by mid-July. Through 69 games, Oakland ranks 16th in OPS and 14th in runs scored. For the season, Tampa Bay ranks 8th in OPS and 17th in runs scored. Take the Rays to win the rubber game at home. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays 5-3.