Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics Expert MLB Picks 6/21/2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ryne Stanek vs. Tanner Anderson
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (39-36, 3rd in AL West) play the Tampa Bay Rays (43-31, 2nd in AL East) at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, June 21, 2019. The Athletics open this contest at +125 while the Rays are priced at -135. The O/U has been set at 9.
The Rays have been a very good pick for baseball wagerers, having gone 43-31-0 SU. Oakland is covering 52.0% of the time, going 39-36-0 straight up. The Rays have been strong for wagerers as a favorite, going 34-25-0 SU. Oakland has gone 12-16-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 42.9% of the time.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a bad Over pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 30-39-5.
Tampa Bay is covering 63.9% of the time as a visitor, having gone 23-13-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics cover 59.5% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 22-15-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a dicey Over pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 37-38-0.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
6/19/2019 Leon Jose De Leon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 24
6/19/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
6/14/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
6/11/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
5/30/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
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
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
6/18/2019 Nick Hundley C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
6/18/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/16/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/10/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 43-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryne Stanek has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 2.53 and a WHIP of 1.08 this season. He has 44 strikeouts over his 42.2 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 330 hitters and walked 124 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.19. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 543 base hits and 237 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 218 batters and struck out 701. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.50.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Brandon Lowe is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 68 hits this season in 243 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .535 and an OPS+ of 129. Austin Meadows is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 214 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .561. The Rays have 660 hits, including 130 doubles and 93 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 249 times so far this season and they have struck out 699 times as a unit. They have left 540 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 340 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 39-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.27, Tanner Anderson has a 0-1 record and a 0.82 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 4.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 257 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 277 batters and walked 117 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 621 base knocks and 319 earned runs this season. They have given up 87 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 257 hitters and struck out 598 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .369. He has 86 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 304 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 124. Matt Chapman is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 74 hits in 284 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .507. The Athletics as a unit have 652 base hits, including 137 doubles and 116 homers. Oakland has walked 252 times this year and they have struck out on 588 occasions. They have had 506 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 385 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +125
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