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Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 6/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Sunday June 23, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Oakland Athletics -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NSCA, SUN
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics meet Sunday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Tampa Bay Rays need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Rays have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost 11 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 79 hits and 33 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Brandon Lowe have combined for 146 hits and 80 RBI. Ryan Yarbrough gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 5.26 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Yarbrough is 0-0 with a 4.70 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Athletics have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Oakland Athletics have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 86 hits and 37 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 152 hits and 80 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 3.68 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 1-1 with a 3.70 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 4 of a series, 14-4 in their last 18 Sunday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Athletics are 12-2 in their last 14 during game 4 of a series, 2-8 in their last 10 Sunday games and 5-1 in Andersons last 6 starts. The over is 4-1 in Andersons last 5 starts vs. Rays. The under is 4-1 in Andersons last 5 starts overall. The under is 12-5-1 in Rays last 18 overall.

Yarbrough has been much better on the road than at home this season, but he's also been very bad when he's missed this season overall. I'm also not sure it matters given the Rays inability to find offense during this losing stretch. The Oakland Athletics are on another hot streak, and Anderson has allowed three or less earned runs in each of his last six starts. The A's have won five of the last six games Anderson has pitched, and he's allowed just nine earned runs in his last 25 innings. I'll keep riding the hot A's. 

Pick:
Oakland Athletics

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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