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(14-21) Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays (15-17)
Date: Friday May 13, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field in Tampa, Florida. Maryland
Projected Pitchers: Rich Hill vs Jake Odorizzi
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7
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This American League showdown includes two of the teams in the bottom half of the league.
The Oakland Athletics are near the basement of the AL West, and look to climb out.
The Tampa Bay Rays aren’t playing up to expectation, they look to improve.
The Oakland Athletics have a bunch of talent in their lineup that does not seem to be producing on a regular basis. They are led in hitting by Josh Reddick, who is hitting .317 with 17 runs batted in on the season.
He is paced by Jed Lowrie who is currently hitting .302 on the year, while legging out 5 2 baggers with 17 RBIS. The Athletics are led in dingers by Marcus Semien with 8. He also has 16 RBI’s while only hitting .205 on the year.
The A’s need to get more production out of this veteran lineup.
The Athletics send out the veteran Rich Hill to the mound to face the Rays. Hill is currently 4-3 on the year with a 2.39 E.R.A and 46 strike outs.
He was last in action in a victory in Baltimore. Hill threw 5.2 innings only giving up 1 earned run on 2 hits. He walked 3 batters and fanned 5.
Hill looks to keep things rolling against this weak Rays lineup.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays lineup has been predominately weak overall in 2016. The Rays are led in hitting by Logan Forsythe with 33 hits, and hitting .308.
The next highest average in this lineup is .252 by Steven Souza Jr. Souza is leading the team in home runs with 6 and also has knocked in 15 runs this year. The long time Ray, Evan Longoria, seems to also be struggling this season.
He is only hitting .233 with 15 extra base hits and 17 RBI’s. The Rays need more production overall to be competitive in 2016.
The Rays put Jake Odorizzi on the bump on Friday.
Odorizzi currently is 0-1 but has posted 7 starts already, 6 no decisions so far for Jake. He has also posted an overall E.R.A of 3.10 on the year with 34 strikeouts.
Odorizzi was last in action against the Los Angeles Angels in a no decision. He threw 6 innings of work while only giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs.
He also walked a batter and struck out 4. Odorizzi looks to get a decision here on Friday.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 13-3-1 in TB last 17 on astroturf.
- Under is 13-3-1 in TB last 17 home games.
- Under is 19-8-4 in TB last 31 overall.
- Under is 9-4-2 in the last 15 meetings.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
This game and series have the potential to be an ugly series.
Neither of these lineups are very good in general. The best thing about this series could be the good weather in Tampa. I look for the A’s bats to start warming up eventually.
There is a lot of potential in that lineup, it must wake up sooner rather than later.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Athletics ML
I am taking the A’s in this one. The score doesn’t seem to be too high or too low, but the A’s and Rich Hill come out on top in Tampa.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 5 Tampa 3
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