Athletics vs. Rays Prediction
The Oakland Athletics secured an extra-inning victory in the series opener at the Tampa Bay Rays last night for their seventh win in their last eight games. Can Oakland notch another victory tonight in game two of the series?
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Tropicana Field at 6:10PM ET
TV: FOX Sports SUN (TB)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Rays are a -112 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Athletics are a +102 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Saturday morning, 59 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Oakland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Davis breaks tie with HR
Khris Davis hit a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the 10th inning last night as Oakland downed host Tampa Bay by a count of 2-1. He finished 1-for-3 with the homer plus a walk. Matt Chapman was 1-for-4 with a double and a run, while Matt Olson finished 1-for-4 with an RBI single. Blake Treinen threw two perfect innings to pick up the win in relief as his ERA dropped to 0.85.
Smith has two hits in loss
Mallex Smith finished 2-for-5 for Tampa Bay from the leadoff spot in last night's defeat. Matt Duffy went 1-for-4 plus a walk, while Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with a double and a run. Joey Wendle was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Jaime Schultz took the loss as he gave up one earned run on one hit in an inning of relief.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics are 11-2 in their last 13 Saturday games. The under is 7-2-2 in the last 11 Oakland games on Saturdays.
The Rays are 20-7 in their last 27 games overall. Tampa Bay is 38-14 in its last 52 home games.
There will be a lot of pitchers in this game as neither starter is expected to go long. With the A's bullpen in better shape after using fewer pitchers Friday night, I like their chances again today backed by an offense that should put up more runs than in yesterday's win.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: OAKLAND ATHLETICS +102