Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 5/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Daniel Gossett
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Blake Snell for the Rays and Daniel Gossett for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +102 and Oakland at -112. The Rays have a 25-23-3 over/under record and a 28-23-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 24-29-0 against the run line and have a 25-25-3 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 25-23-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 28-23-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 25-25-3 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 24-29-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
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 25-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 2.78 and a WHIP of 1.02 this season. He has 69 strikeouts over his 64.2 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 199 hitters and walked 75 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 398 base hits and 208 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 159 batters and struck out 421. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.99.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .264, good for 1st in the league. The Rays hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 44 hits this season in 149 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 117. C.J. Cron is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 199 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .477. The Rays have 458 hits, including 76 doubles and 48 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 177 times so far this season and they have struck out 435 times as a unit. They have left 371 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 219 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 28-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.28, Daniel Gossett has a 0-2 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 14.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 174 batters and walked 76 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 456 base knocks and 214 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 150 hitters and struck out 399 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Athletics hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .366. He has 61 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 203 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .502 with an OPS+ of 140. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 62 hits in 227 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .392. The Athletics as a unit have 442 base hits, including 101 doubles and 66 homers. Oakland has walked 170 times this year and they have struck out on 472 occasions. They have had 353 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 234 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +102
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