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(36-57) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics (42-52)
Date: Thursday July 21, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: O.co Coliseum in Oakland California
Projected Pitchers: Matt Moore vs Sonny Gray
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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This AL matchup includes two teams that you haven’t heard much noise from this season.
The Tampa Bay Rays have struggled in all parts this season; they sit at the bottom of the AL East.
The Oakland Athletics can say a lot of the same; they are tied for the worst record in the AL West Division.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays lineup has been struggle at parts this season, but they are led by long time star Evan Longoria. Longoria is hitting .290 on the year with 22 home runs and 53 runs batted in, all of which led the Rays.
Brad Miller is pacing Longoria with a .245 average while tallying 34 extra base hits and 35 runs batted in. Corey Dickerson has hit 13 dingers this season while driving in 36 runs on the year.
They will look to knock around the struggling Sonny Gray.
The Rays have Matt Moore on the mound Thursday and he has been up and down for much of the season. Moore is currently 5-7 on the year with a 4.33 E.R.A. and 98 strikeouts.
Moore last went down in defeat against the Baltimore Orioles. He threw in 7.1 innings where he only gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits.
Moore walked 1 batter and struck 1 out. He looks to get more run support this outing.
The Oakland A’s lineup has been playing decent for much of the year, and they are led by Danny Valencia. Valencia is hitting .298 on the year with 24 extra base hits and 34 runs batted in.
Stephen Vogt is off to a good start, he is hitting .289 on the year with 20 doubles and 30 runs batted in so far. Khris Davis is providing the power for the A’s, he leads the team in home runs (23) and RBIs (61) while hitting .252 on the year.
The A’s lineup will look to turn things around, as it is not too late.
The A’s have there one time ace Sonny Gray on the bump on Thursday. Gray has been struggling this season, where he stands at 4-8 on the year with a 5.12 E.R.A. and 74 strikeouts.
Gray got a rare victory in his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays. Gray pitched in 6 innings where he gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits.
Gray also walked 4 batters and struck out 2. He looks to get back to his old ways and start a nice streak.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TB are 8-22 in their last 30 games on grass.
- TB are 7-19 in their last 26 road games.
- TB are 16-38 in their last 54 overall.
- OAK are 4-11 in their last 15 Thu. games.
- OAK are 2-10 in Grays last 12 starts on grass.
- Under is 5-1-2 in Grays last 8 Thu. starts.
- TB are 21-48 in the last 69 meetings in Oakland.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
This game could be up in the air on both sides. Both of these teams have been pretty inconsistent throughout this season.
I’m taking the A’s in this one. I think Sonny Gray will get back on the track that he was recently on a year from now.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: A’s ML
Look for the A’s lineup to get just enough done at the plate in order for them to pick up a W. A’s in this one, but it’ll be close.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 4 Oakland 6
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