Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
RingCentral Coliseum is the venue where Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics (19-14, 1st in AL West) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (18-15, 2nd in AL East) on Saturday.
Tampa Bay has a slugging % of .374 and have struck out 340 times, while taking a walk on 120 occasions. They have tallied 134 RBI's in addition to 252 hits for the season, while their average at the plate is .226. The Rays have accounted for 57 doubles as a team and have hit 34 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 145 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .311. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 4.4 runs/g, which has them at 16th in the league.
The Rays have an earned run average of 3.86 this season (11th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 299 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.25 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.17. Rays pitchers have given up 32 long balls and also 141 runs (19th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 92 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.54 as a squad this year.
Rays pitchers have entered the game with runners on 26 times and also have had 45 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 23 holds this season (5th in the league). The Rays relievers have a save rate of 64.7% and has come into the game in 40 save situations. They have compiled 11 saves this season and have missed out on 6 of their 17 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 31 runners so far this year with 25.8% of those players ended up scoring. The Rays have sent 101 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Rays have converted 70.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,685 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 15th in the majors. The Tampa Bay Rays have a total of 895 putouts on the year, as well as 292 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .990 which puts them in 2nd in baseball, and have accumulated 204 double plays.
Glasnow has thrown 358 innings and is sitting with 447 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 4.14 (165 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.280. He has given up 298 base knocks (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 161 free passes. Glasnow (19-19 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.87 and he has faced 1,513 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
Oakland has recorded 43 home runs this year to go along with 131 RBIs. They have hit 42 doubles, while walking 116 times and putting up 139 runs. The Oakland Athletics have earned a team on-base percentage of .308 and a team batting average of .219 on the year. The Athletics hold a team slugging % of .390 and they average 4.21 runs per contest (19th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 293 instances (9th in baseball) and have accounted for 232 hits.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.333 with a FIP of 3.92 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.93 (275 strikeouts vs 94 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 30th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 294. They have conceded 36 home runs and they relinquish 4.70 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Oakland pitching staff have relinquished 152 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.33 (140 earned runs conceded).
Oakland has had relief pitchers take the mound in 10 save chances and they have walked away with 9 saves. They are ranked 2nd in baseball with a save rate of 90.0%, and they have sent 108 relievers to the mound so far this year. Their relievers have come in 29 times in high leverage situations and on 25 occasions with base runners. Oakland relievers hold an inherited score rate of 46.3% out of their 41 inherited base runners. Sitting with 23 save situations, the Athletics have tallied 13 holds and 1 blown save.
In 2,619 innings on the field, the Athletics have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (27th in MLB). The Oakland Athletics have twisted 21 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (9th in the majors). The Athletics have racked up 267 assists, 17 errors and have accumulated 873 putouts this year.
Montas (21-16 record in his career) has a 4.38 earned run average while surrendering 9.4 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.80 and he has faced 1,272 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has surrendered 142 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.402 and a FIP of 4.2. During his MLB career, Montas has allowed 305 hits while accumulating 291 strikeouts in 291 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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