Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks & Predictions 6/10/2019
Monday, June 10, 2019
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Aaron Brooks vs. Charlie Morton
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (32-33, 3rd in AL West) travel to Tropicana Field on Monday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (39-24, 2nd in AL East). The moneyline on this contest has the Athletics coming in at +135 and the Rays are at -145. The over/under has been set at 9.5.
The Athletics have been a less than ideal choice for MLB bettors, having gone 32-33-0 SU. Tampa Bay covers 61.9% of the time, going 39-24-0 straight up. The Rays have been lousy for Vegas oddsmakers oddsmakers as a favorite, going 30-20-0 SU. Oakland covers 40.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 10-15-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 32-33-0.
The Athletics cover 43.8% of the time as the road team, having gone 14-18-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays cover 54.8% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 17-14-0 SU.
The Rays have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 27-32-4.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
6/8/2019 Nick Hundley C Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
6/7/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/7/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/6/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
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
6/9/2019 Leon Jose De Leon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/8/2019 Tommy Pham LF Wrist Probable for Jun 9
6/5/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/4/2019 Michael Perez C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
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 32-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Brooks has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 5.36 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 36 strikeouts over his 40.1 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 224 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 240 hitters and walked 109 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 545 base hits and 285 earned runs. They have allowed 78 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 231 batters and struck out 510. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Oakland is hitting .246, good for 19th in the league. The Athletics hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 72 hits this season in 264 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 117. Matt Chapman is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 246 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .520. The Athletics have 562 hits, including 112 doubles and 100 home runs. Oakland has walked 222 times so far this season and they have struck out 517 times as a unit. They have left 444 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 321 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 39-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.30, Charlie Morton has a 7-0 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 74.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 52 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 278 batters and walked 108 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.2 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 2.96. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 455 base knocks and 188 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 184 hitters and struck out 604 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.29.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 5th in the league. The Rays hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Brandon Lowe comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .336. He has 59 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 210 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 125. Austin Meadows is hitting .346 this season and he has an OBP of .420. He has collected 63 hits in 182 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 178 and a slugging percentage of .626. The Rays as a unit have 570 base hits, including 115 doubles and 81 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 223 times this year and they have struck out on 598 occasions. They have had 468 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 298 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +135
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks