Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 5/28/24

Tampa Bay Rays (26-28) vs Oakland Athletics (22-33)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 6:50 pm (Tropicana Field)

Zack Littell (2-2) (3.42) vs Mitch Spence (3-2) (4.09)

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The Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays meet Tuesday in MLB game 1 action at Tropicana Field. Here’s a Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The Oakland Athletics look to get back to a .500 record after wins over the Rockies and Astros. The Oakland Athletics have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Oakland Athletics have lost 10 of their last 11 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Abraham Toro leads the Oakland Athletics with 54 hits and 19 RBI, while JJ Bleday and Brent Rooker have combined for 90 hits and 56 RBI.

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays are 26-28 on the year after recent losses to the Royals and Red Sox. The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won 6 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Isaac Paredes leads the Tampa Bay Rays with 55 hits and 29 RBI, while Yandy Diaz and Amed Rosario have combined for 97 hits and 45 RBI.

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Matchup

Mitch Spence gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics, and he is 3-2 with a 4.09 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Spence has allowed 19 hits and 9 runs in his last 14 innings. Spence has a 3.95 ERA and .216 allowed batting average in 13.2 road innings. This will be Spence’s first career game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Zack Littell gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he is 2-2 with a 3.42 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Littell has allowed 20 hits and 9 runs in his last 22.1 innings. Littell has a 3.34 ERA and .252 allowed batting average in 35 home innings. Littell is 0-0 with a 4.00 ERA and 9 strikeouts in his career against the Oakland Athletics.

Why the Oakland Athletics will win

  • The Rays have lost each of their last five night games against AL West opponents following a home win.
  • The Athletics have won each of their last three games following a loss.
  • The Rays have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five home games against AL West opponents.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line each of their last six Tuesday night games against American League opponents that held a losing record.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Isaac Paredes has recorded at least one Single in each of the Rays' last six games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Yandy Diaz has scored at least one run in seven of the Rays' last eight night games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brandon Lowe has hit a home run in four of his last five appearances against the Athletics at Tropicana Field.
  • Isaac Paredes has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 appearances against AL West opponents at Tropicana Field.
  • Brandon Lowe has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances against the Athletics.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six appearances against the Athletics.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one hit in each of the Athletics' last six road games against AL East opponents.
  • Brent Rooker has hit a home run in three of his last five appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Shea Langeliers has recorded a Single in four of his last five road appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one total base in each of the Athletics' last six road games against AL East opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 28th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.354).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 27th in the league for doubles this season (74).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank T3rd in the league for home runs this season (68).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 28th in the league for batting average this season (.223).

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

The Tampa Bay Rays are probably the favorite because they're supposed to be the better team, and they're at home. However, the Oakland Athletics have played the better ball over the last week, and they're a team that continues to find ways to tread water and cash in the underdog spot. A pitching matchup of Mitch Spence and Zack Littell does nothing for me. I'll take a stab with the Athletics and potential plus money as they continue to find ways to steal games like this. Give me the A's in the first game of the series against the Rays.

Randy’s Pick Oakland Athletics

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