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2018 MLB Season
(27-26) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics (28-27)
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time: 3:35 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland California
Projected Pitchers: Ryne Stanek vs. Daniel Mengden
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -135 | Rays +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 (+155)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay will start with the bullpen, throwing out Stanek who picked up his first win of the season against Oakland in their first matchup. Ryan Yarbrough could be filling in for Stanek after the first as Tampa Bay continues this new maybe soon-to-be trend.
Yarbrough will be coming off his best start of his career against the Baltimore Orioles where he went seven innings giving up one earned run off of a solo home run while he struck out eight and walked none. He has given up just one earned run in each of his last three outings, while he owns an excellent 16:4 strikeout-to-walk ratio during that time.
Tampa Bay continues to play winning baseball winning five of their last seven contests in the past week. During that time their lineup is slashing .254/.342/.386 to go with 18 extra-base hits and 23 RBI.
Mengden continues to stay in beast-mode after pitching a gem against the Arizona Diamondbacks picking up his fifth win of the season. He pitched nine scoreless-innings giving up just two hits while he struck out five and walked none.
He has now put in four quality starts in a row giving up just three earned runs during that time while he has a 14:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 28.2 innings of work. Before this streak, Mengden owned a 4.30 ERA, now it currently sits at 2.85.
Oakland has played sub-par baseball in the last week winning three of their seven contests. During that span their lineup is only slashing .164/.225/.271 to go with 14 extra-base hits and 13 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TB are 8-1 in their last 9 road games.
- TB are 8-1 in their last 9 games on grass.
- OAK are 3-8 in their last 11 home games.
- Under is 8-1 in OAK last 9 home games.
- Under is 7-1-1 in OAK last 9 games as a favorite.
- Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Oakland.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay takes down Oakland on the road
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: First 5 Innings UNDER 4.5
Mengden has been on fire and I like him to continue his success against a mediocre Tampa Bay lineup. There will be a multitude of pitchers for Tampa Bay in this one and they should find success against a slumping Oakland lineup. Hard to pick a winner in this one, but these pitchers should be wheeling and dealing in the first five innings. Roll with the total to stay under 4.5 runs in the first five innings.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rays 5 – Athletics 3
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