Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays Game 1, Saturday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks, Predictions

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OAKLAND ATHLETICS TAMPA BAY RAYS
26-34, 5th in American League West June 10, 2:10 PM | Turf of Tropicana Field 32-31, 4th in American League East
Oakland at Tampa Bay, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 2:10 PM ET, Saturday, June 10, 2017
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
TV: 2:10 p.m. ET, NBCSN California (Oakland), FSN Sun (Tampa Bay)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Athletics RH Sonny Gray (2-2, 4.57 ERA) vs. Rays RH Erasmo Ramirez (3-1, 4.09)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Oakland Athletics [S. Gray -R] +1½ -180 +113 Ov 8½ +100
Tampa Bay Rays [E. Ramirez -R] -1½ +160 -123 Un 8½ -120
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A winning streak will be on the line for the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday when they battle the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field.

The Athletics will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Sonny Gray in this game. Gray has a 2-2 record and a 4.57 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Rays will be Erasmo Ramirez. The right hander has a 4.09 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.

Gray posted his fourth quality start in seven 2017 outings last time out on Sunday when he yielded three runs and four hits over seven innings in a no-decision against Washington. The 27-year-old Vanderbilt product has completed at least six innings in five of his seven starts and gave up just two homers since surrendering three in his season debut. Tim Beckham is 2-for-2 with a homer versus Gray, who is 2-2 with a 4.22 ERA in seven games against the Rays.

Ramirez struggled in his last two starts while giving up eight runs on 13 hits over seven total innings to post a loss and a no-decision. The 27-year-old from Nicaragua, who surrendered a homer in each of the last two games, is 0-7 with a 5.04 ERA in 13 games (eight starts) versus Oakland in his career. Yonder Alonso is 4-for-6 against Ramirez, who is 3-0 with a 2.86 ERA in seven appearances (three starts) at home in 2017.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 123-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Mallex Smith will get plenty of playing time in center field for the Tampa Bay Rays after the injury to two-time Gold Glove winner Kevin Kiermaier, and showed how capable he can be in his first game back from the minors. Smith hopes to follow up a big performance as the Rays look to extend a three-game winning streak when they host the Oakland Athletics in a rare single-admission doubleheader Saturday.

Smith went 2-for-3 with a walk, a two-run homer, three runs scored and three stolen bases Friday in place of Kiermaier, who is out 6-8 weeks with a hip fracture, as Tampa Bay went deep five times en route to a 13-4 victory. Oakland lost its ninth game in the last 13 and dropped to 8-21 on the road overall after permitting double-digit runs for the eighth time this season. Infielder Ryon Healy is 1-for-10 in the last three outings after belting four homers and knocking in nine over a three-game span for the Athletics. It will be only the second scheduled doubleheader in two decades in the majors (the Athletics hosted the Los Angeles Angels in the last in 2011) and the second in Tropicana Field history.

The Rays were a 13-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors.

Oakland was a 13-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 17 made winners of OVER bettors.

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Oakland:
Team record: 26-34 SU
Oakland is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Oakland is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 7 games

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 32-31 SU
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 11 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Tampa Bay Saturday, June 10

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Oakland OF Jaycob Brugman went 0-for-4 in his major-league debut Friday after being recalled and struggling OF Mark Canha (.191) was sent to Triple-A Nashville.

2. The Rays placed Kiermaier and INF Rickie Weeks Jr. (shoulder) on the disabled list and acquired INF Taylor Featherston from Philadelphia for cash considerations.

3. Athletics LHP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is expected to be activated for the doubleheader Saturday after missing the last six weeks.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Oakland Athletics will win outright at +113 and the game will stay under 8½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Athletics 4, Rays 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
OAK TEAM TB
4.18 RUNS 4.71
5.32 RUNS AGNST 4.46
-1.13 DIFF 0.25
-$615 MONEY $34
4.74 TEAM ERA 4.01
7.75 OFF HITS 8.56
3.12 OFF WALKS 3.79
9.17 OFF Ks 10.10
8.40 DEF HITS 8.29
3.32 DEF WALKS 3.33
7.70 DEF Ks 7.97
INJURIES
OAKLAND ATHLETICS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Sonny Gray P 15-Day Disabled List
Jesse Hahn P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Triggs P 15-Day Disabled List
Jed Lowrie SS 15-Day Disabled List
Henderson Alvarez P 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Bassitt P 15-Day Disabled List
Mark Canha 1B 60-Day Disabled List
Sean Doolittle P 15-Day Disabled List
Felix Doubront P 60-Day Disabled List
Sam Fuld OF 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Lambo OF 15-Day Disabled List
Jarrod Parker P 60-Day Disabled List
Josh Phegley C 15-Day Disabled List
Fernando Rodriguez P 15-Day Disabled List
Eric Sogard 2B 60-Day Disabled List
Andrew Triggs P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Ladendorf P 15-Day Disabled List
Billy Butler DH 7-Day Disabled List
TAMPA BAY RAYS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Desmond Jennings OF 15-Day Disabled List
Oswaldo Arcia OF 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
OAKLAND ATHLETICS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 7 games
Oakland is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 9 games on the road
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
TAMPA BAY RAYS
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 11 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games at home
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Oakland’s Overall Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Overall Defense 4.2 14 4.5 6
Oakland’s Away Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Home Defense 3.5 14 3.9 2
Oakland’s Road ERA vs Tampa Bay’s Home ERA Allowed 5.0 11 4.7 8
Tampa Bay’s Overall Scoring vs Oakland’s Overall Defense 4.7 5 5.3 15
Tampa Bay’s Home Scoring vs Oakland’s Road Defense 4.9 6 5.4 14
Tampa Bay’s Home ERA vs Oakland’s Road ERA Allowed 3.5 3 3.3 14
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
ATHLETICS
Athletics are the third highest scoring team in the league at 4.7 runs per game.
Athletics have the third-most base on balls in the league at 3.5 per game.
Athletics have allowed the third fewest runs in the league at 3.9 runs per game.
Athletics are second best in the league in giving up hits, allowing 8.3 per game.
Athletics give up the fewest free passes in the league allowing 2.6 per game.
RAYS
Rays lead the league in walks with 3.6 per game.
Rays have the best hits allowed in the league, allowing 8.1 per game.
Rays are third in the league in striking out opponents with 8.1 per game.

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