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2021 MLB Handicapping
(14-7) Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays (11-10)
Date: Monday, April 26th, 2021
Time: 7:10 pm
Venue: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay Florida
Projected Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs Rich Hill
MLB Moneyline Odds: Oakland Athletics (-115) Tampa Bay Rays (+105)
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 Rays +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
The Oakland Athletics are set to take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday evening in what should be a defining matchup for both teams. In fact, between the Rays only a game and a half out of the lead in the NL East and the Athletics trying to hold onto the lead in the AL West, this could end up being a very important game for everyone involved.
The Oakland Athletics are 5-0 in their last five games and 10-0 in their last ten matchups. Furthermore, they are 6-1 in away games this season, giving them a distant advantage.
As if that wasn’t enough to bet on the Athletics, they also have outscored their opponents 31-15, which means they have a very high power offense. The Athletics also have two shutouts in their last five games, making them a defensive threat as well.
The Athletics will also have Sean Manaea on the mound for Monday’s game, who has a season ERA of 3.04 and has a 2-1 starting record. He also already pitched around 23 innings and has only allowed a total of eight runs in that time period.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays are 2-3 in their last five games and hold a record of 6-4 in their last ten games. Unfortunately for the Rays, they are also 4-5 in their 9 home games this season, virtually neutralizing their home-field advantage.
With that being said, however, the Rays have managed to outscore their opponents 34-25 in the last five games, giving them a very powerful offensive as well. Of course, their two highest-scoring games were against the white-hot 12-7 Royals, which just goes to show how that they have a plethora of capable batters.
While the Rays do seem to have a very versatile offense, it is the presence of Rich Hill that could end up being the deafening blow to the Rays. Not only is that evident by his season ERA of 8.82, but also by the fact that he has allowed four runs in each of his four starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Oakland is 13-1 SU in their last 14 games.
- Oakland is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
- Oakland is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games this season.
- Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Free Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
The big question here is what is the pitching matchup and how will it end up affecting the game between the Rays and Athletics? If nothing else, the Athletics just seem to have the better pitching lineup, especially with guys like Chris Basset and Cole Irvin on the mound, making them the more likely winner of this matchup.
Again, pitching is everything in Baseball and the Athletics just seem to have the better rotation. They also have great backups like Jesus Luzardo and Sean Manea, who combine for 13 Innings pitched, eight hits, 0 Earned runs, and 13 strikeouts.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Oakland Athletics straight up
In the end, it’s all a matter of depth, and the Athletics have more of that at the pitching position than the Tampa Bay Rays do. Furthermore, they arguably have the better offense that will allow them to build up a big lead and hold it for the entire game.
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