Tampa Bay Rays (26-26) at Oakland Athletics (28-26)
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 29, 2018, 10:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Oakland Athletics -112 / Tampa Bay Rays +102 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics meet Tuesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have allowed four runs in their last three games and four or less runs in their last seven games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won 10 of their last 13 games when allowing four or less runs. Offensively, C.J. Cron leads the Rays with 54 hits and 30 RBI while Wilson Ramos and Mallex Smith have combined for 94 hits and 37 RBI. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 2.78 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Snell is 0-0 with a 4.22 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics could also use a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored five runs in their last three games and four or less runs in their last seven games. The Oakland Athletics have lost nine of their last 13 games when scoring four or less runs. Marcus Semien leads the A’s with 63 hits and 24 RBI while Jed Lowrie and Matt Olson have combined for 109 hits and 58 RBI. Daniel Gossett gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 6.28 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This will be Gossett’s second career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League West and 7-16 in Snells last 23 starts with 4 days of rest. The Athletics are 4-9 in their last 13 Tuesday games, 11-2 in their last 13 vs. a team with a losing record and 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rays are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Oakland Athletics are tough to bet against in their home park as their offense fits the park well, and it's only a matter of time before the bats wake up. However, the Tampa Bay Rays are in quite a groove right now and are pitching their behind off right now. Snell has been no different, as he's allowed a combined two runs in his last 12.2 innings and is giving up a .195 batting average on the season. Gossett has allowed 10 runs in 14.1 innings of work. Hard to pass up the plus money here.