Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 4/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-116) Tampa Bay (+106)
Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics (14-8, 1st in AL West) travel to Tropicana Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (11-11, 2nd in AL East). The Rays open this contest at +106 while the Athletics are priced at -116. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Frankie Montas and Michael Wacha.
As a team, the Oakland Athletics are notching 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 11th in MLB. They are sitting with 101 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .311. The Athletics have tallied 26 doubles as a unit and have smacked 28 baseballs out of the stadium. They have recorded 93 runs batted in as well as 154 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average is .218. Oakland is slugging .388 and have been rung up 195 times, while being walked on 81 occasions.
The Athletics hold a team ERA of 4.45 on the year (22nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 186 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.82 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.37. Athletics pitchers have conceded 26 home runs in addition to 103 runs in total (24th in the league). They have walked 66 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.10 as a squad so far this season.
The Athletics relievers have earned a save percentage of 100.0% and stepped onto the hill in 13 save situations. The relievers have inherited 35 runners for the season with 40.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. Athletics pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 22 times in addition to having 17 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have sent 76 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have a total of 9 holds this season (20th in baseball). They have 4 saves so far this year and have blown 0 of 4 chances to get a save.
The Oakland Athletics are sitting with 582 putouts thus far, in addition to 183 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which puts them in 7th in baseball, and they have turned 164 double plays. The Athletics have converted 67.8% of balls in play into outs in their 1,746 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 28th in MLB.
Montas has taken the hill for 279 innings and has 282 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 4.38 (136 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.405. He has surrendered 292 hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) with 101 free passes. Montas (20-15 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.18 while he has gone up against 1,218 batters in the major leagues.
The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with a team OBP of .307 as well as a batting average of .227 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 222 occasions (3rd in the league) and have 170 hits. Tampa Bay has tallied 24 home runs over the course of the season as well as 94 RBIs. The Rays have a team slugging percentage of .382 and they average 4.64 runs per outing (9th in MLB). They have put up 40 doubles, while getting a free base 77 times and racking up 102 runs.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have given up 107 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.38 (97 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 23 homers and they allow 4.84 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB). The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.210 and have a FIP of 3.68 as a squad on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.16 (196 strikeouts vs 62 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 26th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 179.
Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited score percentage of 26.9% out of 26 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 33 times in high leverage situations in addition to 21 occasions with runners on base. With 29 save situations, the Rays have compiled 16 holds and 6 blown saves. They sit at 19th in MLB with a save percentage of 53.8%, and they have sent 69 relief pitchers to the mound this season. Tampa Bay has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 13 save opportunities and they have walked away with 7 saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have twisted 21 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (4th in baseball). The Rays have 192 assists, 9 errors and have accounted for 598 putouts for the season. In their 1,794 innings on the diamond, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (20th in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, Wacha has conceded 912 hits while totaling 817 strikeouts in 922 innings pitched. Wacha (61-44 career mark) has earned a 4.02 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 412 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.331 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.59 and he has gone up against 3,932 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+106)
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