MLB Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 5/29/2024

The Oakland Athletics (23-33) travel to face off against the Tampa Bay Rays (26-29) on Wednesday, May 29th. This game will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and televised on NSPCA. The Athletics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rays are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Athletics. First pitch is set for 6:50 ET.

Athletics vs Rays

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It was all Oakland in the last game of this series, as the A’s took down the Rays by a score of 3-0. The A’s offense only had five hits but still picked up a win thanks to a good outing from Mitch Spence, who went 5 1/3 innings and didn’t give up a run.

Tampa Bay wasted a good outing from Zack Littell, as he went seven innings and gave up just one run for the Rays. Littell did finish the game with nine strikeouts but took the loss.

Miguel Andujar hit the game’s only home run while going 1/4 with three RBIs. Abraham Toro also had a two-hit game for Oakland.

The Athletics are 23-33 overall and trail the Mariners by seven games in the AL West. So far, they are just 5-12 against other AL West teams. Oakland is currently 4th in the division and has an overall series record of 7-9-1 this year.

At home, the Athletics have gone 13-16 this year and are just below .500 at 10-17 on the road. This season, they have really struggled in night games, going 9-21. As the underdog, the Athletics are 17-31 compared to 6-2 as the favorite.

Despite a negative run differential on the season, the Athletics have been a solid bet against the run line, going 26-30 overall. They have been a better bet on the road, going 13-14 against the run line, compared to 13-16 at home. They have been a much better bet when they are the underdog, going 24-24 against the run line in those games.

The Oakland Athletics are on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays today. The over/under line for the game is set at 8 runs. The combined run average for Athletics games this season is 8.5 runs per game. Oakland has an over/under record of 26-28 this season, and their average over/under line is 8 runs per game. When the line is set at 8 runs, their over/under record is 7-6-1. So far this season, 21 of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs, accounting for 37.5% of their games. Their under streak is at 3 games.

Joey Estes Gets The Start For The Athletics

Joey Estes will be making his third start of the season for the Athletics, as he gets the nod on the road against the Rays. Estes picked up a win in his first start of the season, but he took the loss in his last outing, giving up 8 runs in just 3 2/3 innings. In between those starts, he went 7 innings and gave up 4 runs in a no-decision vs. the Rockies.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

Currently, the Athletics are 4th in the league in home runs, but they are just 23rd in batting average and are averaging only 3.7 runs per game. They have been a little better at home, averaging 4.5 runs per contest. One area they have been consistent in is striking out, as they are 27th in the league in this category.

Brent Rooker and Shea Langeliers are tied for the team lead with 11 home runs, with Rooker’s 34 RBIs also leading the team. Rooker is batting .280 for the season, while Langeliers is hitting just .210. Over his last nine games, Seth Brown is hitting .344 with two homers, and JJ Bleday has three homers in this stretch, but is batting just .216.

Tampa Bay is 4th in the AL East with a record of 26-29, putting them 10.5 games behind the Yankees for the AL East lead. So far, they have gone just 9-11 in divisional matchups. The Rays have lost two straight series and have an overall series record of 7-8-2 this year.

At home, the Rays are 15-18 this year compared to 11-11 on the road. As the favorite, Tampa Bay has gone 16-19 this year and 10-10 as the underdog. Looking at their overall play, the Rays have gone just 3-7 over their last 10 games.

When the Rays win, they win big, with an average run margin of +2.4 runs per game. However, they have been outscored by an average of -0.9 runs per game overall, and they have a run line record of 23-32. They have been a better bet on the run line on the road than at home, going 12-10 vs. the run line on the road and 11-22 vs. the run line at home.

The Tampa Bay Rays are at home today against the Oakland Athletics with the over/under line set at 8 runs. The combined run average for Rays games this season is 8.7 runs per game, and their over/under record is 28-26. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 9-5. Overall, 45.5% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 8 runs, and 29.1% have had lower lines. The under has hit in their last two games.

Ryan Pepiot Gets The Start For The Rays

Ryan Pepiot gets the start for the Rays today and has made a total of eight starts this season. He has a record of 3-2 and an ERA of 3.98. Pepiot’s WHIP for the season is .98, and opponents are batting .171 this season. The last time he took the mound, Pepiot finished with a no-decision, giving up three earned runs in four innings of work. He has finished with a no-decision in three straight outings. Pepiot’s ERA at home is 6.66 compared to 0.0 on the road.

Rays Offense Breakdown

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Isaac Paredes has been one of the few bright spots in the Rays lineup so far this season, as he is batting .296 and leads the team with nine home runs and 29 RBIs. Paredes’ nine homers are also good for 9th in the league. However, the Rays are really hoping that Randy Arozarena can get things going, as he is batting just .159 for the season and has just one home run in his last six games.

Overall, the Rays offense is averaging just 3.9 runs per game, which is 26th in the league. They are also near the bottom of the league in team OPS, slugging percentage, and isolated power. As a team, they are batting just .233.

Athletics vs Rays Prediction

Our prediction for this Athletics vs. Rays matchup is to take the Rays to pick up the win at home. However, with the Rays being -183 on the money line, we recommend taking the over, as our predicted final score is 6-5 in favor of the Rays.

Looking at some potential player props, Ryan Pepiot is projected to finish with six strikeouts. As for Joey Estes, he is projected to finish with five strikeouts. Offensively, the Rays are predicted to finish with 11 strikeouts, while the Athletics are predicted to finish with nine.

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