Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays 9/14/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Friday, September 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Edwin Jackson vs. Diego Castillo
The Oakland Athletics visit Tropicana Field on Friday, September 14, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Edwin Jackson for the Athletics and Diego Castillo for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -188 and Tampa Bay at +177. The Athletics have a 69-68-9 over/under record and a 78-68-0 run line mark. The Rays are 84-61-0 against the run line and have a 63-76-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 69-68-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 78-68-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 63-76-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 84-61-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
09/13/18 P Brett Anderson Forearm 10-day DL (08/29); expected to be activated and start Thursday vs Baltimore Orioles
08/26/18 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (08/26)
08/06/18 LF Jake Smolinski Blood Clot 60-day DL (08/05)
07/25/18 P Kendall Graveman Elbow is out for season
07/14/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 60-day DL (05/18)
07/08/18 P Paul Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (07/07)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 60-day DL (06/04)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
09/12/18 3B Matt Duffy Back is questionable Friday vs Oakland Athletics
09/05/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 60-day DL (08/04)
08/31/18 C Michael Perez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/29)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 89-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 3.26 and a WHIP of 1.16 this year. He has 56 strikeouts over his 77.1 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 556 hitters and walked 202 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,179 base hits and 551 earned runs. They have allowed 165 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 425 batters and struck out 1,120. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.15.
As a team Oakland is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Athletics hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 149 hits this season in 576 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .384 and an OPS+ of 96. Jed Lowrie is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 90 men in 536 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .463. The Athletics have 1,263 hits, including 299 doubles and 200 home runs. Oakland has walked 484 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,232 times as a unit. They have left 987 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 712 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 80-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.45, Diego Castillo has a 3-2 record and a 1.04 WHIP this year. He has 49 strikeouts over the 47 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 31 hits. He allows 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 3.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 621 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 662 batters and walked 255 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,100 base knocks and 525 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 450 hitters and struck out 1,258 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Rays hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Joey Wendle comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .339. He has 127 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 434 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 112. Matt Duffy is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 138 hits in 465 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .370. The Rays as a unit have 1,265 base hits, including 242 doubles and 133 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 465 times this year and they have struck out on 1,249 occasions. They have had 1,024 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.34 runs per game and totaled 630 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Athletics -188 and over 9 total runs
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