Athletics at Rays - 5/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (14-21) at Tampa Bay Rays (15-17)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
R Hill (4-3) (2.39) vs. J Odorizzi (0-1) (3.10)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -111 / Oakland Athletics +101 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Oakland Athletics could use a win to snap a rough five-game losing streak. The Athletics have allowed 40 runs in their last three games and 11 or more runs in four straight games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.97 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Josh Reddick leads Oakland with 40 hits, Khris Davis has 18 RBI and Marcus Semien has eight home runs. Rich Hill gets the nod, and he’s 4-3 with a 2.39 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Hill is 1-0 with a 4.97 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Tampa Bay Rays have an ERA of 3.68 and have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 33 hits, Corey Dickerson has 17 RBI and Steven Souza Jr. has eight home runs. Jake Odorizzi takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 3.10 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 3-8 in their last 11 games following an off day and 4-0 in Hills last 4 road starts. The Rays are 7-15 in their last 22 games following an off day and 5-2 in Odorizzis last 7 home starts. The under is 9-4-2 in the last 15 meetings.
The A's have allowed double-digit runs in four straight games and it's not like the Rays have been much better recently. Instread of trying to pick a winner between these two subpar teams, the over looks like a strong play.