Athletics vs. Rays Prediction
The Oakland Athletics edged the host Tampa Bay Rays last night to even the series at a game apiece. Will Oakland notch until victory today in the afternoon finale?
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Tropicana Field at 12:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Davis, Olson homer in win
Oakland secured a 4-3 victory Tuesday night at Tampa Bay to improve to 34-34 overall and 16-19 on the road. Matt Olson helped pace the offense as he finished 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs. Khris Davis ended the night 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Jurickson Profar went 2-for-4 and scored a run. Mike Fiers earned the win as he allowed two earned runs on three hits with four strikeouts and two walks over six innings. Blake Treinen picked up the save as he gave up one earned run on one hit with one strikeout and one walk over one inning. Brett Anderson will start today for the A's as he enters with a 6-4 record, 3.98 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with 39 strikeouts over 72 1/3 innings.
Rays fall by a run
Tampa Bay lost by a count of 4-3 at home Tuesday night to drop to 41-25 overall and 18-15 at home. Tommy Pham helped lead the Rays offense as he went 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Willy Adames finished 2-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI. Kevin Kiermaier ended the game 1-for-4. Emilio Pagan took the loss in relief as he allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits with two strikeouts and no walks over two innings of work. Tampa Bay has yet to decide on its Wednesday starting pitcher.
MLB Betting Trends
The A's are 11-4 in their last 15 road games. Oakland is 4-9 in the last 13 Anderson road starts.
The Rays are 4-0 in their last four Wednesday games. Tampa Bay is 1-4 in its last five home games.
It's hard to predict this without knowing who will start for Tampa Bay, but the Rays are usually smart about their decisions and generally have good options to choose from. The other part of this is that Anderson is entirely hittable and I don't like his chances for success against a Tampa Bay lineup that has plenty of bats capable of making him pay. I think the smart play here is on the hosts.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS