Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 5/29/24

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

Game Info: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 6:50 pm (Tropicana Field)

Ryan Pepiot (3-2) (3.98) vs Joey Estes (1-1) (7.47)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -167 / Oakland Athletics +141 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays meet Wednesday in MLB game 2 action at Tropicana Field. Here’s a Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The Oakland Athletics are 23-33 on the season 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 4 straight games. The Oakland Athletics have lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Abraham Toro leads the Oakland Athletics with 56 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 26-29 on the year after recent losses to the Red Sox and Royals. The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost 7 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Isaac Paredes leads the Tampa Bay Rays with 55 hits and 29 RBI, while Yandy Diaz and Amed Rosario have combined for 98 hits and 45 RBI.

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Matchup

Joey Estes gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics, and he is 1-1 with a 7.47 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Estes has allowed 17 hits and 13 runs in 15.2 innings this season. Estes has a 9.35 ERA and .286 allowed batting average in 8.2 road innings. This will be Estes’ first career game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ryan Pepiot gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he is 3-2 with a 3.98 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Pepiot has allowed 5 hits and 6 runs in his last 6 innings. Pepiot has a 5.65 ERA and .198 allowed batting average in 28.2 home innings. This will be Pepiot’s first career game against the Oakland Athletics.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

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

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Seth Brown has recorded at least one Single in five of the Athletics' last six games.
  • Brent Rooker has hit a home run in eight of his last 25 road appearances with the Athletics against AL opponents.
  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one total base in each of his last six road appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one hit in each of his last six road appearances against AL East opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 28th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.350).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 27th in the league for doubles this season (74).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 28th in the league for on-base percentage this season (.296).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank T28th in the league for hits allowed this season (480).

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

The Tampa Bay Rays should be favored because they're the better team on paper, but they've been awful over the last two weeks and I want nothing to do with them. However, I'm not running to the window to back the Oakland Athletics, especially on the road. Instead, I'm looking at the over. Joey Estes has been terrible through 15.2 innings with an ERA over 7, and Ryan Pepiot has allowed 6 runs in his last 6 innings. Neither pitcher is lighting the world on fire. I know the Athletics and Rays lineups have issues of their own, but we should see some runs in this game. Give me the over 8.5 runs.

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

Mitch's Take...

MLB Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Tuesday 6/25/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees 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 credit 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.

Dismiss