Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks 6/12/2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Yonny Chirinos
Tropicana Field is the venue where Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (41-24, 1st in AL East) will take on the Oakland Athletics (33-34, 3rd in AL West) on Wednesday. The Athletics open this game at +120 while the Rays are priced at -130. The O/U opens at 9.
The Athletics have been a dicey pick for baseball bettors, having gone 33-34-0 SU. The Rays cover 63.1% of the time, going 41-24-0 straight up. The Rays have been great for baseball wagerers as favorites, going 32-20-0 SU. Oakland has went 10-16-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 38.5% of the time.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a pretty good Under pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 33-34-0.
Oakland is covering 44.1% of the time away from home, having gone 15-19-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays cover 56.2% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 18-14-0 SU.
The Rays have been a terrible Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 27-34-4.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
6/10/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/8/2019 Nick Hundley C Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
6/7/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/7/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
2/19/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
6/10/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 16
6/9/2019 Leon Jose De Leon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
5/30/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
5/26/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
5/20/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
4/23/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 33-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.98 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 39 strikeouts over his 72.1 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 237 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 246 hitters and walked 111 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 568 base hits and 297 earned runs. They have allowed 82 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 236 batters and struck out 531. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Oakland is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 65 hits this season in 253 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .510 and an OPS+ of 130. Marcus Semien is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 75 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 272 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .434. The Athletics have 577 hits, including 114 doubles and 102 home runs. Oakland has walked 228 times so far this season and they have struck out 535 times as a unit. They have left 455 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 332 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 41-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.87, Yonny Chirinos has a 7-2 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 69 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 249 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 285 batters and walked 110 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.92. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 467 base knocks and 191 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 189 hitters and struck out 625 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.24.Related: What Happens to My Bet if My Parlay Has a Canceled Game?
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 3rd in the league. The Rays hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .341 with an OBP of .416. He has 63 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 185 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .616 with an OPS+ of 174. Brandon Lowe is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 63 hits in 219 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .553. The Rays as a unit have 592 base hits, including 117 doubles and 88 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 228 times this year and they have struck out on 618 occasions. They have had 483 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 310 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics +120
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