Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 05/02/2022 – On Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays will meet the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. This will be the first game of a three-game series between the two teams. The Tampa Bay Rays are in the third position of the AL East, currently dominated by the Yankees, with a record of 12-10. The Oakland Athletics are in the fourth position of the AL West with a record of 10-12. The Oakland A’s will be trying to redeem themselves after loss in their last outing. But MLB odds today are predicting the Tampa Bay Rays to win in this game.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 05/02/2022
|When:||Monday, May 2, 9:40 PM ET|
|Where:||Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California|
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays are coming into this series after breaking their winning streak to the Minnesota Twins. In their last three games, the Rays have scored 10 runs. The Tampa Bay offense is led by Wander Franco who has posted 26 hits so far, along with 13 ribbies. Randy Arozarena and Yandy Diaz have a combo of 24 hits and 9 RBIs. Against the Oakland Athletics on Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays are expected to send Drew Rasmussen to the mound. Rasmussen is presently 1-1 with a 3.50 ERA.
Players to watch: W. Franco SS (GP 20, AB 83, R 14, H 26, 2B 8, 3B 1, HR 4, RBI 13, TB 48, BB 3, SO 9, SB 3, AVG 0.313, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.578, OPS 0.912, WAR 1.2), B. Lowe 2B (GP 21, AB 79, R 12, H 14, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 3, RBI 8, TB 25, BB 8, SO 21, SB 1, AVG 0.177, OBP 0.25, SLG 0.316, OPS 0.566, WAR -0.1).
The Oakland Athletics have lost six games out of their last eight played. The A’s have scored 12 runs in the last three games that they have played. The Oakland offense is led by Sheldon Neuse who has posted 21 hits. Neuse also has scored 13 RBIs for the team so far. Tony Kemp and Sean Murphy have a combo of 35 hits and 17 rib-eyes in this season. Against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Oakland Athletics will be sending Daulton Jefferies to the mound. Jefferies is 1-3 with a 3.26 ERA.
Players to watch: S. Murphy C (GP 20, AB 78, R 11, H 17, 2B 7, 3B 1, HR 4, RBI 14, TB 38, BB 3, SO 27, SB 0, AVG 0.218, OBP 0.262, SLG 0.487, OPS 0.749, WAR 0.4), C. Pache CF (GP 21, AB 69, R 9, H 14, 2B 1, 3B 1, HR 2, RBI 6, TB 23, BB 2, SO 16, SB 0, AVG 0.203, OBP 0.225, SLG 0.333, OPS 0.559, WAR 0.3).
Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Betting Numbers
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games.
Tampa Bay are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against Oakland.
Tampa Bay are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 18 games when playing on the road against Oakland.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 12 games against an opponent in the American League.
Oakland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland’s last 19 games against Tampa Bay.
Oakland are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland’s last 18 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.
Oakland are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American League.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Betting Picks
The Oakland Athletics have been sub-par in their recent performance, especially in their batting. The Tampa Bay Rays are going to be taking advantage of this weakness and are on track to win this opener according to MLB betting lines.
Score Prediction: Rays 5, Athletics 1.