Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 4/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+103) Tampa Bay (-113)
Tropicana Field is the site where Rich Hill and the Tampa Bay Rays (11-10, 2nd in AL East) will take on the Oakland Athletics (14-7, 1st in AL West) on Monday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Athletics priced at +103 and the Rays are at -113. The total opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Sean Manaea and Rich Hill.
Oakland has a slugging % of .396 and have struck out 176 times, while being walked on 73 occasions. They have accumulated 85 RBI's and 142 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is .221. The Athletics have accrued 24 doubles as a squad and have smacked 26 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 93 runs scored while having a team OBP of .313. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 13th in the league.
The Athletics hold a team earned run average of 4.53 so far this season (20th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 168 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.90 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.34. Athletics pitchers have surrendered 23 long balls and also 93 runs in total (24th in MLB). They have walked 58 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.04 as a squad on the campaign.
The Athletics have dispatched 70 relievers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 30 base runners for the year and 36.7% of those runners crossed home plate. They have tallied 4 saves so far this year and have not converted 0 of 4 chances to save the game. The Athletics bullpen have recorded a save rate of 100.0% and stepped onto the hill in 13 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 9 holds on the season (15th in MLB). Athletics bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 20 times in addition to having 17 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Athletics have converted 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,593 innings on the diamond, ranking them 26th in the majors. The Oakland Athletics have accounted for 531 putouts this year, as well as 162 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding rate is at .987 which has them sitting 6th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 151 double plays.
Manaea has taken the ball for 571 innings and is sitting with 469 strikeouts in his career. Manaea (41-32 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.04 while he has faced 2,368 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.81 (242 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.195. He has given up 539 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) with 144 walks.
The Rays have a slugging percentage of .391 and they earn 4.85 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have notched 39 two-baggers, while walking 73 times as well as racking up 97 runs. Tampa Bay has a total of 22 home runs this season as well as 90 RBIs. They have been rung up on 201 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have 159 hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have an on-base percentage of .313 and a team batting average of .232 for the season.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 103 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.62 (93 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 22 homers and they concede 5.12 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Rays have a WHIP of 1.215 with a FIP of 3.74 as a unit so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.20 (179 strikeouts vs 56 walks). They are sitting at 27th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 164.
With 28 save situations, the Rays have earned 16 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. Tampa Bay has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 12 save opportunities and they have recorded 6 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 32 times in high leverage situations and also on 21 occasions with base runners. Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 26.9% out of their 26 inherited base runners. They rank 21st in MLB holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 63 relievers onto the diamond so far this year.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 20 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (4th in pro baseball). The Rays have racked up 180 assists, 8 errors and have a tally of 544 putouts over the course of the season. In their 1,632 innings on the diamond, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (16th in MLB).
In his career, Hill has conceded 823 hits and he has 1,049 punch outs in 992 frames. Hill (68-44 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.87 earned run average while conceding 7.5 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 427 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.227 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and he has faced 4,164 opposing batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (+103)
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