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2018 MLB Season
(26-26) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics (28-26)
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland California
Projected Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Sean Manaea
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -168 | Rays +158
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 (+125)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Eovaldi (elbow) will be making his first start of the season after being activated from the 60-Day DL. The former New York Yankee will be making his first start since the 2016 season.
In 2016, the flamethrower posted a 7.00 K/9, 2.89 BB/9, 1.66 HR/9, 4.76 ERA and 4.98. He’ll get to ease back into things against a struggling Oakland lineup.
Tampa Bay has been playing winning baseball in the last week as they have won four of their seven contests. During that time their lineup is slashing .239/.333/.342 to go with 17 extra-base hits and 21 RBI.
After a stellar start, Manaea has fallen into a slump losing his fifth outing of the season against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He could only make it 3.2 innings giving up eight hits, six earned runs, and one home run while he struck out two and walked two.
He has struggled in May giving up 34 hits, 22 earned runs, and five home runs with a 1-3 record. To put an emphasis on that, he owned a 1.03 ERA in March and April, but owns a horrendous 7.18 ERA in May.
Oakland has been playing sub-par baseball in the last week winning three of their seven contests. During that time their lineup has been abysmal as they are slashing .171/.224/.276 to go with 14 extra-base hits for only 11 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TB are 7-1 in their last 8 road games.
- TB are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass.
- Under is 6-2-1 in TB last 9 overall.
- OAK are 3-7 in their last 10 home games.
- Under is 7-1 in OAK last 8 home games.
- Under is 9-2-2 in Manaeas last 13 starts overall.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay edges out Oakland
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rays +158 & Rays +1.5 & UNDER 8 Runs
Not sure how Eovaldi is going to come out from a long absence from the big leagues, but at least he’ll be facing a slumping Oakland lineup. Manaea has been struggling and it is hard to trust him right now, even at home. Neither pitcher gets the edge but I will be backing the hotter lineup as I expect Tampa Bay to escape with the win.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rays 4 – Athletics 3
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