Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays - 4/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays - 4/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays (4-2) vs Oakland Athletics (3-3)

Game Info: Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Josh Fleming (0-0) (0.00) vs Cole Irvin (0-1) (6.75)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -200 / Oakland Athletics +165 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: MLB.TV Stream the MLB Game of the Day all season on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The Oakland Athletics will play the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Thursday afternoon.

The Oakland Athletics have won two of the first three games of the series, including a 4-2 win on Wednesday. Oakland scored three runs in the 3rd inning and was able to hang onto the win. Oakland out hit Tampa Bay by a total of 8-5. Frankie Montas earned the victory after throwing 6.1 innings and striking out 6. Sean Murphy led the Athletics attack after going 2-3 with 3 RBI and a walk.

The Oakland Athletics are 3-3 this season and will look to go over the .500 mark here. The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.95 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and a .249 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 32 runs with a .234 batting average and .313 on base percentage. Tony Kemp has led the Oakland offense with a .333 batting average and Seth Brown leads the A’s with 8 RBI. The projected starter for Oakland is Cole Irvin, who has a 6.75 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.

Get the BEST EXPERT PICKS From Top Handicappers

The Tampa Bay Rays are 4-2 this season and swept the Orioles in their first series of the season. The Tampa Bay pitching staff owns a 4.11 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and a .240 opponent batting average. The Rays offense has scored 26 runs with a .284 batting average and a .352 on base percentage. Ji-Man Choi has led the Rays offense with a .562 batting average, 2 home runs, and 6 RBI. The projected starter for Tampa Bay is Josh Fleming, who is 1-0 with 0.00 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the year.

Oakland is 0-4 in their last 4 games as a road underdog when Irvin is pitching. Tampa Bay is 1-5 in their last 6 games during game 4 of a series. The under is 5-0-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 6 Thursday games. The under is 12-5 in these two teams last 17 head to head meetings.

Tampa Bay comes into this game as a pretty heavy favorite and has the pitching advantage in this game. Cole Irvin struggled in his first start this season and will face a good Rays team. I do like Tampa Bay to win, but I am taking the over in this game.

Risk Free Bets, Free Bets and Deposit Bonuses CLICK HERE!!!!

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

7 Free Sports Betting Picks and Props Wednesday 5/18/22 NBA MLB NHL

Guaranteed Packages

Guaranteed packages automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.