Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays 04/12/2022 Predictions, Preview and Spread
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Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays 04/12/2022 – The Tampa Bay Rays just suffered their first loss of the season and this team aims to bounce back. They are on their second battle with the Oakland Athletics this season and they will meet them again at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The first pitch will be thrown this Tuesday, April 12 at exactly 6:40 p.m. Eastern Time. Bally Sports has the television broadcast rights and their feed can also be seen through an online live stream at MLB.TV. The Oakland Athletics are the underdogs in this matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays as seen in MLB game odds.
Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays 04/12/2022
The Oakland Athletics after starting out the season on back-to-back losses are now on two consecutive wins. The first one was against the Philadelphia Phillies while the most recent was in their first encounter with the Tampa Bay Rays with a blowout victory, 13-2. This team scored a total of two home runs in the first two innings and that made them take an early 8-0 lead for the game. On the defensive end, Paul Blackburn pitched five innings and was able to score seven strikeouts.
Players to watch: Sean Murphy C (GP 3, AB 13, R 1, H 1, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 0, TB 2, BB 0, SO 5, SB 0, AVG 0.077, OBP 0.077, SLG 0.154, OPS 0.231, WAR 0), Tony Kemp 2B (GP 3, AB 12, R 1, H 4, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 2, TB 4, BB 1, SO 1, SB 0, AVG 0.333, OBP 0.385, SLG 0.333, OPS 0.718, WAR 0).
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays after winning their first three games by sweeping the Baltimore Orioles. Suffering a bad loss against the Oakland Athletics, this team was only able to score twice coming from Ji Man Choi and Josh Lowe in the sixth and eighth innings respectively. Chris Mazza pitching was pointed out as one of the main reasons why they lost after giving away three home runs to the Athletics. This is going to be a hard bounce-back for the Rays and would need the home field cooking to help them as well.
Players to watch: Randy Arozarena RF (GP 3, AB 12, R 0, H 3, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 0, TB 3, BB 0, SO 4, SB 0, AVG 0.25, OBP 0.25, SLG 0.25, OPS 0.5, WAR 0), Brandon Lowe 2B (GP 3, AB 11, R 2, H 2, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 3, TB 5, BB 1, SO 3, SB 0, AVG 0.182, OBP 0.231, SLG 0.455, OPS 0.685, WAR 0).
Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 7 games.
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 19 games.
Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
The Tampa Bay Rays having the edge at home are expected by the best online sportsbook to make a comeback against the Oakland Athletics. This game should be closer than the first encounter.
Prediction: 5-3, Rays wins.