Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 5/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Trevor Cahill
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Oakland Coliseum on Monday, May 28, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Rays and Trevor Cahill for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -109 and Oakland at -109. The Rays have a 24-23-3 over/under record and a 27-23-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 23-29-0 against the run line and have a 25-24-3 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 24-23-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 27-23-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 25-24-3 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 23-29-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/27/18 3B Matt Duffy Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs Baltimore Orioles
05/26/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/28); expected to be activated & start Tuesday vs Oakland
05/23/18 P Jake Faria Side 10-day DL (05/23)
05/21/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Hamstring 10-day DL (05/18)
05/02/18 P Yonny Chirinos Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/17/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Thumb 60-day DL (04/16)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/27/18 P Santiago Casilla Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/24/18 LF Khris Davis Groin 10-day DL (05/21)
05/21/18 P Brett Anderson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/17/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 10-day DL (05/18)
04/28/18 P Ryan Buchter Shoulder 10-day DL (04/26)
04/14/18 P Liam Hendriks Groin 10-day DL (04/14)
04/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 10-day DL (04/07)
03/29/18 P Paul Blackburn Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 24-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.68 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 63 strikeouts over his 65.1 innings pitched and he's given up 65 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 193 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 390 base hits and 205 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 154 batters and struck out 415. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .263, good for 3rd in the league. The Rays hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 43 hits this season in 145 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .393 and an OPS+ of 117. C.J. Cron is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 196 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .485. The Rays have 448 hits, including 74 doubles and 46 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 169 times so far this season and they have struck out 429 times as a unit. They have left 360 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 211 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 27-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.75, Trevor Cahill has a 1-2 record and a 0.97 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 36 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 170 batters and walked 76 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 453 base knocks and 213 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 148 hitters and struck out 388 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Athletics hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .372. He has 61 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 199 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .513 with an OPS+ of 144. Marcus Semien is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 60 hits in 223 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .390. The Athletics as a unit have 435 base hits, including 101 doubles and 65 homers. Oakland has walked 166 times this year and they have struck out on 463 occasions. They have had 346 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 232 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays -109
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