Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 6/14/2023 – In the MLB action scheduled for Wednesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays will visit Oakland, CA, to face the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. This game marks the continuation of a four-game series between the two teams. This season, the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland A’s are at opposite ends of the spectrum. The Rays boast the best overall record in baseball, showcasing their dominance on the field. The Oakland Athletics will win this face-off per the latest MLB betting predictions.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 6/14/2023
|When:||Wednesday, June 14, 9:40 PM EDT|
|Where:||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum|
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Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have been on a remarkable run this season, boasting a stellar record of 48-21. As they head into this matchup, they have shown their prowess at home and on the road, with a 17-14 record in away games. The Rays’ batting lineup has been productive, maintaining a .255 team average with 85 runs and 167 hits. Yandy Diaz leads the team in batting with an impressive .308 average, 12 home runs, and 34 RBIs.
On the pitching side, the Rays have been equally impressive, holding a team ERA of 3.55 and a 1.20 WHIP. Their pitching staff has amassed an impressive 584 strikeouts, showcasing their ability to control opposing hitters. Taking the mound for the Rays in this game is Tyler Glasnow, a right-handed pitcher. Despite missing the early part of the season due to an injury, Glasnow has made a strong impact in his limited appearances. He holds a 1-0 record with a 2.84 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts in just 15.2 innings pitched.
Tampa continues to lead.
The Tampa Bay Rays’ performance this season has been exceptional, as they have made franchise history with their impressive start. They hold the best record in the league and have dominated their home turf. However, in the previous game of the series against the Oakland A’s, they suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat, mainly due to a four-run fifth inning by their opponents. Despite this setback, the Rays had previously won eight out of their last nine games before entering the series.
Players to watch: Wander Franco SS (GP 65, AB 257, R 41, H 75, 2B 19, 3B 2, HR 8, RBI 32, TB 122, BB 23, SO 35, SB 22, AVG 0.292, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.475, OPS 0.827, WAR 3.7, Randy Arozarena LF (GP 66, AB 231, R 41, H 66, 2B 8, 3B 1, HR 12, RBI 44, TB 112, BB 39, SO 63, SB 9, AVG 0.286, OBP 0.404, SLG 0.485, OPS 0.889, WAR 2.5
The Oakland Athletics have endured a challenging season, entering this matchup with a disappointing 18-50 record. Offensively, the Athletics have struggled, batting at a .223 average with 249 runs and 503 hits. Brent Rooker has emerged as the batting leader for the team, boasting a .259 average, along with 13 home runs and 37 RBIs.
The Athletics have encountered significant difficulties on the pitching front, with a team ERA of 6.34 and a 1.59 WHIP. Their pitching staff has recorded 513 strikeouts but has struggled to keep opposing teams at bay. Louis Medina, a right-handed pitcher, is taking the mound for the Athletics in this game. Medina holds a 1-5 record with a high 7.53 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. In 34.2 innings pitched, he has managed to accumulate 32 strikeouts. However, Medina has faced challenges, giving up 37 hits, including an alarming ten home runs.
Oakland’s miserable season
Despite their struggles and a tumultuous period for the franchise, with numerous veteran players being traded away, the Oakland A’s have recently found some form. They have won six consecutive games, including an impressive 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the series’ previous game.
In the third game of the series, the Oakland A’s will turn to the young talent of Luis Medina on the mound. Medina has appeared in seven games, including five starts, but is yet to secure a win, holding a 0-2 record. His ERA stands at 7.53, with a decent strikeout rate of 8.3 K/9 and a WHIP of 1.56.
However, Medina has been susceptible to giving up hits, surrendering 37 hits in his 34.2 innings pitched, including a concerning ten home runs. When playing at home, Medina has struggled as well, going winless in three appearances, including two starts, with an ERA of 5.71. Despite these numbers, he has displayed a higher strikeout rate of 7.3 K/9 and a more favorable WHIP of 1.15.
Players to watch: Esteury Ruiz CF (GP 67, AB 266, R 28, H 68, 2B 15, 3B 1, HR 1, RBI 28, TB 88, BB 11, SO 49, SB 31, AVG 0.256, OBP 0.315, SLG 0.331, OPS 0.646, WAR -0.2, Shea Langeliers C (GP 58, AB 201, R 23, H 43, 2B 9, 3B 1, HR 8, RBI 29, TB 78, BB 18, SO 66, SB 0, AVG 0.214, OBP 0.29, SLG 0.388, OPS 0.678, WAR 0.1
Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Betting Numbers
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Tampa Bay’s last 15 games.
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in their last eight games against Oakland.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last five games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last nine games when playing on the road against Oakland.
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in their last ten games against an opponent in the American League.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last five games.
Oakland is 7-0 SU in their last seven games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland’s last 12 games against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last five games at home.
Total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last nine games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.
Oakland are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the American League.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Betting Picks
Although the Oakland A’s face significant challenges this season, they have managed to string together a series of victories, providing a glimmer of hope. As they continue to compete against the Tampa Bay Rays, the A’s will look to build on their recent success and continue their winning streak. According to the best baseball betting lines, the Tampa Bay Rays will struggle in this matchup and lose.
Score Prediction: Athletics 5, Rays 4.