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2021 MLB Handicapping
(15-8) Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays (11-12)
Date: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
Time: 7:10 pm
Venue: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay Florida
Projected Pitchers: Frankie Montas vs. Michael Wacha
MLB Moneyline Odds: Oakland Athletics (-120) Tampa Bay Rays (+100)
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 (+144) Rays +1.5 (-175)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
These teams are always fun foils because they are similar. Oakland is better at developing talent while Tampa is the best at getting the most out of what they have.
Oakland saw their long winning streak come to an end on Sunday but started a new one yesterday at Tampa. It was a 2-1 win with Sean Manaea pitching strong for the A’s yet again.
Frankie Montas has not been great for Oakland. He has just been too inconsistent. In four starts he has two with 1 or 0 runs allowed and two with 6 or more runs allowed including his last one where he gave up three homers to Minnesota.
The A’s are getting the job done with the bullpen. You can see the potential of guys like Trivino but they don’t have anybody back there that makes you think it is automatic.
Tampa Bay Rays
The loss yesterday sunk the Rays under .500 for the season. That is not cause for alarm but things have not just picked up where they left off from their World Series run last year. The offense has been too sporadic and the bullpen has not been where they need it to be.
Michael Wacha is a classic Rays signing. So far the results have been just OK. He is not helping the team much but not killing them either. Maybe he can be more plus than minus throughout the season.
With the way they use their guys they need their bullpen to be a major strength. So far they have been just kind of average. That is not going to get the team where they want to be.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
- Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Rays are 40-12 in their last 52 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rays are 6-2 in their last 8 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Free Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
I don’t know how you can fade the A’s right now. Of course, they are not going to win every time out but you are not paying much of a premium for the hottest team in baseball. Tampa is a nice fade target too.
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Look for Montas to be better than Wacha. That is not such a stretch and then everything else falls into place for the win.
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