Rays vs. Athletics Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays snapped a four-game losing streak last night at the Oakland Athletics. Will Tampa Bay register another victory today in game three of the series?
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Oakland Coliseum at 4:07PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the A's are a -108 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rays are a -102 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Saturday morning, 62 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Tampa Bay. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Adames homers in win
Tampa Bay secured a 5-3 victory Friday night at Oakland to improve to 44-32 overall and 24-14 on the road. Willy Adames helped pace the Rays offense as he finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored. Brandon Lowe was 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run and two RBIs. Kevin Kiermaier ended the game 1-for-4 and scored a run. Austin Pruitt picked up the win in relief as he allowed one earned run on four hits with no strikeouts or walks over three innings. Emilio Pagan retired the final two batters of the game for his fourth save. Yonny Chirinos draws the start today for Tampa Bay as he enters with a 7-3 record, 3.00 ERA and 0.94 WHIP with 68 strikeouts over 81 innings.
Olson has three-hit night
Oakland fell by a 5-3 score Friday night at home against Tampa Bay to drop to 40-37 overall and 23-18 at home. Matt Olson led the Athletics offense as he ended the game 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Jurickson Profar was 2-for-4 with a double, while Khris Davis also finished 2-for-4. Tanner Anderson took the loss as he allowed three earned runs on seven hits over four innings of work, striking out four and walking one. Mike Fiers gets the start today for the A's as he comes in with a 7-3 record, 4.38 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with 60 strikeouts over 88 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
Saturday saw the Orioles post seven runs in the opening inning and never look back. Baltimore finished with 20 hits. Sean Manaea was pulled after recording just one out. He allowed six runs on six hits to take his seventh loss of the season. Dylan Bundy was able to cruise with the run support, allowing three runs in six innings to get his 12th win of the season. The Orioles managed all of their runs without a single home run. Tim Beckham led the way with four hits and three RBI while Adam Jones had three hits and drove in three. Khris Davis connected on his 32nd home run of the season to lead Oakland.
Baltimore has shown itself to be the better team at the plate in this series and I think the Orioles have the edge on the mound today as well. Hellickson seems to be settling in nicely with Baltimore and can produce another good start against a lackluster Oakland offense. The Baltimore hitters should be able to get to Graveman, who has looked really rough in recent starts.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -120