Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 4/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+143) Tampa Bay (-166)
Cole Irvin and the Oakland Athletics (15-8, 1st in AL West) travel to Tropicana Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (11-12, 2nd in AL East). The odds on this game have the Athletics priced at +143 and the Rays are at -166. The total is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Cole Irvin and Tyler Glasnow.
As a team, the Oakland Athletics are earning 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 12th in MLB. They are sitting with 103 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .310. The Athletics have hit 27 two-baggers as a team and have hit 29 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 96 runs batted in and 158 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is sitting at .215. Oakland is slugging .384 and have struck out 206 times, while drawing a walk on 85 occasions.
Athletics pitchers have conceded 26 home runs and also 104 runs in total (22nd in the league). They have walked 70 batters and their FIP is 4.02 as a squad this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.80 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.35. The Athletics have a team ERA of 4.30 so far this year (19th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 196 hitters.
Athletics relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 22 times and also have had 20 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 11 holds on the season (16th in the league). The Athletics bullpen have a save percentage of 100.0% and has come into the game in 16 save situations. They have accumulated 5 saves this year and have blown 0 out of their 5 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 35 runners for the season and 40.0% of those runners crossed the plate. The Athletics have dispatched 79 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
The Athletics have turned 68.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,827 innings, which has them ranked 24th in professional baseball. The Oakland Athletics are sitting with 609 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 191 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which ranks 7th in pro baseball, and have earned 171 double plays.
Irvin has taken the ball for 66 frames and has earned 52 strikeouts during his MLB career. Irvin (4-4 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.61 while he has gone up against 296 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.83 (43 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.462. He has allowed 80 hits (10.9 hits per nine innings) and has 17 walks.
Tampa Bay has recorded 24 home runs so far this year as well as 95 runs batted in. They have notched 40 doubles, while taking a walk 81 times as well as scoring 103 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have recorded an OBP of .306 in addition to a batting average of .226 on the season. The Rays have a team slugging percentage of .374 and they have an average of 4.48 runs per game (13th in MLB). They have struck out on 232 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have earned a total of 176 base knocks.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.192 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.70 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.14 (207 strikeouts against 66 free passes). They have a ranking of 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 182. They have allowed 24 homers and they give up 4.71 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have conceded 109 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.28 (99 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 29 save situations, the Rays have recorded 16 holds and also 6 blown saves. Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 13 save opportunities and they have earned 7 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 33 times in high leverage situations and on 21 occasions with runners on base. Tampa Bay relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 26.9% of 26 inherited base runners. They are ranked 19th in baseball holding a save percentage of 53.8%, and they have dispatched 71 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Tampa Bay Rays have twisted 22 double plays and have a fielding rate of .989 (4th in the majors). The Rays have accrued 201 assists, 9 errors and have accumulated 625 putouts on the season. In their 1,875 innings on the diamond, the Rays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (15th in professional baseball).
Glasnow (17-19 career mark) has a 4.22 ERA and has given up 7.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 and he has gone up against 1,462 batters during his career. He has allowed 162 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.284 and a FIP of 3.9. During his career, Glasnow has surrendered 289 hits while he has tallied 429 punch outs in 345 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oakland (+143) and over 7.5 runs
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