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2021 MLB Handicapping
Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Time: 7:10 pm
Venue: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay Florida
Projected Pitchers: Cole Irvin vs. Ty Glasnow
MLB Moneyline Odds: Oakland Athletics (+140) Tampa Bay Rays (-161)
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics +1.5 (-143) Rays -1.5 (+129)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 7.5
Tampa has to get wins when they have their ace on the mound. This is one of those spots.
Oakland looked great during that long winning streak but this club is still hard to peg in the hierarchy of the MLB. Are they the third-best team after the Dodgers and Padres? Maybe.
Lefty Cole Irvin started slow but pitched well and contributed to that winning run. In his last two starts, he has given up just 1ER combined. Just one walk too and no homers.
The bullpen is going to be needed to back up Irvin for sure. They are showing more and more as the season progresses. They do not have a guy like they did in Hendricks last season but they can be very good.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are searching for more offense. Joey Wendle and Austin Meadows are Randy Arozarena are solid but not nearly dynamic enough to back a winning team.
Ty Glasnow is a monster. Through five starts he has given up more than one run just once, in his last start against the Jays. Toronto tagged him for a couple of homers but the Jays are much more familiar with him.
It is going to be a long season if the Rays cannot get their bullpen going. Right now they are just average and that isn’t going to cut it.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- 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 7-2 in their last 9 games after losing the first 2 games of a series.
- Rays are 6-2 in their last 8 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
- Rays are 8-3 in their last 11 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Free Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
The A’s are still a hot team but Glasnow is getting to the point where you kind of have to back him each time out. It should be a net positive play even if there will be the occasional frustration.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tampa Bay ML
No reason to overthink it here. Take the Rays best starter over the A’s worst.
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