Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 5/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ryne Stanek vs. Daniel Mengden
Oakland Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, May 31, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Ryne Stanek for the Rays and Daniel Mengden for the Athletics.
Tampa Bay opens at +170 while Oakland opens at -180. The Rays have a 25-25-3 over/under record and a 29-24-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 25-30-0 against the run line and have a 25-27-3 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 25-25-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 29-24-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 25-27-3 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 25-30-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
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 27-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryne Stanek has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.24 and a WHIP of 1.20 this year. He has 11 strikeouts over his 8.1 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He's allowed 5.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 209 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 405 base hits and 208 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 164 batters and struck out 433. They have walked 3.2 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 3.95.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Rays hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 46 hits this season in 155 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .394 and an OPS+ of 117. C.J. Cron is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 205 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .468. The Rays have 465 hits, including 78 doubles and 48 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 178 times so far this season and they have struck out 444 times as a unit. They have left 378 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 220 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 28-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.85, Daniel Mengden has a 5-4 record and a 0.97 WHIP this season. He has 43 strikeouts over the 66.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 196 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 183 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.5 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 3.94. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 463 base knocks and 215 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 151 hitters and struck out 408 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .369. He has 63 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 208 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .505 with an OPS+ of 142. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 63 hits in 231 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .390. The Athletics as a unit have 449 base hits, including 104 doubles and 66 homers. Oakland has walked 175 times this year and they have struck out on 484 occasions. They have had 363 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 234 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -180
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