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2021 MLB Handicapping
(18-15) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics (19-14)
Date: Saturday, May 8th, 2021
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Tyler Glasnow vs. Frankie Montas
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -145 | Athletics +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays -1.5 , Athletics +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The Tampa Bay Rays are proving that they are still very much contenders in they hyper competitive AL East, and they will get a tough test this Saturday as they take on the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays have won their last 5 games which included a 4 game series sweep of the LA Angels, so the Rays will no doubt love their chances to make it six wins on the trot here. The Rays pitching is not what it was last year, but they remain strong, especially out of the bullpen although they may not need to lean on their bullpen too much with Tyler Glasnow taking to the mound for them.
Glasnow comes into this contest with a 2.06 ERA and a 4-1 record, but most impressive out of all of those stats is the fact that he has struck out 46 opposition batters so far.
The batting in Tampa this year is not overwhelming by any stretch, but what they are is clutch, as they are only hitting .226 as a unit, but they have managed to bat in 145 runs which has them in a tie for 8th place in the majors.
The Oakland A’s are coming off of a split with the Toronto Blue Jays, but they did lose the last two games of that 4 game series, so they will be looking for a nice bounce back win on their home field on Saturday.
The A’s batting lineup was actually pretty decent in their last loss despite only scoring 4 runs to the Jays 10, as they were able to hit Hyun Jon Ryu and charge him with 4 earned runs before the Jays exceptional bullpen came in and cleaned things up. They get a seriously tough test in Tyler Glasnow here though, so they will need to have one of their better batting performances in order to have a chance of picking up the W.
Frankie Montas will get the start here for the A’s and it is a bit tough to know what we will get from him here, as he has been a bit all over the place this year, but he gets a good matchup here and he is coming off a nice start so it would not be impossible to imagine him putting in a quality start here.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. American League West.
- Rays are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Rays are 11-5 in their last 16 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series.
- Athletics are 3-7 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Athletics are 2-6 in their last 8 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
It is so tough to put your money against Glasnow right now the way he is pitching so far and the A’s batting lineup does not scare me enough to want to do that this Saturday. The price is pretty decent right now at -145, as I would have expected that line to be a bit higher given the discrepancy between the two teams on the mound.
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