Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 4/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+175) Tampa Bay (-210)
The Oakland Athletics (1-2) are headed to Tropicana Field on Tuesday where they will compete against the Tampa Bay Rays (3-0). The odds on this game have Oakland at +175 and Tampa Bay is at -210. The betting total is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Frankie Montas and Shane McClanahan.
The Athletics have tallied 4 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 3 baseballs out of the park. Oakland is slugging .333 and have been called out on strikes 31 times, while being walked on 4 occasions. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 3.7 runs per contest, which puts them at 19th in MLB. They have accumulated 10 RBI's and 20 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .202. They have racked up 11 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .248.
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The Athletics hold a team earned run average of 5.04 on the season (23rd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 22 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.83 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.32. Athletics pitchers have given up 5 home runs and 14 total runs (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 12 hitters and their FIP is 5.46 as a team so far this year.
The Athletics relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 0.0% and has entered the game in 3 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 1 runner so far this year. Athletics pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 1 time in addition to having 3 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have sent 10 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have notched 3 holds over the course of the season (8th in the league). They have yet to tally a save.
The Athletics have converted 74.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 225 innings on the field, which has them sitting 9th in the majors. The Oakland Athletics have accounted for 75 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 23 assists and 1 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .990 which has them sitting 14th in pro baseball, and have 2 double plays.
Montas has taken the hill for 453 frames and has earned 475 K's so far in his career. Montas (31-24 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.79 while going up against 1,932 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.91 (197 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.307. He has surrendered 438 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 154 free passes.
The Tampa Bay Rays have accounted for an OBP of .358 and a batting average of .297 for the season. They have struck out on 22 occasions (26th in baseball) and are sitting with 27 base knocks. Tampa Bay is sitting with 2 long balls on the season to go along with 15 runs batted in. The Rays have a SLG% of .429 and they are scoring 5.00 runs per contest (10th in MLB). They have hit 4 doubles, while taking a walk 11 times and earning 15 runs.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have conceded 4 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 1.33 (4 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 2 dingers and they surrender 1.33 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB). The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.111 and are the owners of a FIP of 2.51 as a squad so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.11 (37 strikeouts against 9 free passes). They rank 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 21.
Tampa Bay bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 0.0% out of 6 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 5 times in high leverage situations and also on 5 occasions with runners on. With 5 save situations, the Rays have tallied 2 holds and 1 blown save. They sit at 12th in MLB holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 13 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Tampa Bay has had relievers take the mound in 3 save chances and they have converted 2 saves.
Out of their 243 innings on the field, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (20th in baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 2 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of 1.000 (2nd in baseball). The Rays have accrued 23 assists, 0 errors and have accumulated 81 putouts over the course of the season.
In his career, McClanahan has surrendered 124 hits while tallying 148 K's in 127 frames. He has given up 47 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.277 and having a FIP of 3.3. His K/BB ratio is 3.79 and he has gone up against 536 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. McClanahan (10-6 career record) has a 3.31 earned run average while allowing 8.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-210) and under 9 runs
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