Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics Expert MLB Picks 6/22/2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Yonny Chirinos vs. Mike Fiers
Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (43-32, 2nd in AL East) go to Oakland Coliseum on Saturday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (40-36, 3rd in AL West). The odds on this game have the Rays priced at -152 and the Athletics are at +142. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Rays have been lousy for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 43-32-0 SU. Oakland is covering 52.6% of the time, going 40-36-0 straight up. The Rays have been a great choice for MLB bettors as favorites, going 34-26-0 SU. Oakland has went 13-16-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 44.8% of the time.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a strong Under play for over/under bettors, having gone 31-39-5.
Tampa Bay is covering 62.2% of the time away from home, having gone 23-14-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics cover 60.5% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 23-15-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a pretty good Under play for over/under bettors, having gone 38-38-0.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
6/20/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
6/19/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
6/19/2019 Leon Jose De Leon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 24
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
6/20/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
6/18/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/18/2019 Nick Hundley C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
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
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 43-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yonny Chirinos has a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 0.94 this season. He has 68 strikeouts over his 81 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 296 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 333 hitters and walked 128 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 3.22. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 550 base hits and 242 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 224 batters and struck out 710. They have walked 3 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 3.53.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Austin Meadows is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 66 hits this season in 218 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .550 and an OPS+ of 146. Brandon Lowe is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 246 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .528. The Rays have 666 hits, including 131 doubles and 94 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 251 times so far this season and they have struck out 709 times as a unit. They have left 545 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 344 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 40-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.28, Mike Fiers has a 7-3 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 88.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 72 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 259 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 278 batters and walked 119 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 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 627 base knocks and 323 earned runs this season. They have given up 88 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 259 hitters and struck out 608 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
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 18th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .350. He has 76 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 288 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 133. Marcus Semien is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 87 hits in 309 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .447. The Athletics as a unit have 659 base hits, including 138 doubles and 118 homers. Oakland has walked 258 times this year and they have struck out on 597 occasions. They have had 513 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 5.06 runs per game and totaled 390 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +142
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