Rays vs. Athletics Prediction
After a setback at home on Monday, will the Oakland Athletics bounce back on Tuesday when they once again host the Tampa Bay Rays at 10:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
10:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
TV: SUN (TB); NSCA (Oak)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are favored on the road in this game, as they are getting odds of -120 to win. Oakland is listed with a money line of +100 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent of the wagers going on Tampa on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tampa wins opener
Tampa Bay opened the series on Monday with a 1-0 win in a pitcher’s duel. The Rays have now won three straight and four of their last five games. The Rays are 26-26 overall and 15-13 on the road. Tampa is putting up 4.23 runs per game this season while allowing 4.29 per contest.
Blake Snell is on the mound for the Rays this evening. He has started 11 games and is 6-3 with a 2.78 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. Snell has pitched a total of 64.2 innings this season and has 69 strikeouts with 21 walks.
Oakland struggling at the plate
The Athletics fell on Monday because it didn’t score a run. They have scored just 12 runs over their last seven games. Oakland is now 28-26 overall and 14-13 at home. The Athletics are averaging 4.33 runs per game this season while allowing 4.41 per contest.
Daniel Gossett takes the mound for the Athletics on Tuesday night. He has started just three games this season and is 0-2 with a 6.28 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. His last outing saw him allow just one run over seven innings to Seattle. Gossett has eight strikeouts and four walks over 14.1 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays have won seven of their last eight games on the road and they also have won five of their last six games against AL West opponents.
The Athletics have lost seven of their last 10 home games and eight of their last 10 at home against a left-handed starter.
Oakland’s hitting woes are no longer just a bad stretch, it has become a trend. That doesn’t seem likely to turn around tonight against Snell, who has been one of the better pitchers in the American League. Gossett had a promising first start back from injury, but I don’t expect him to get much run support tonight.
The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -120