Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 5-2-22

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 5/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 5/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Tampa Bay Rays will face off against the Oakland Athletics in an MLB showdown at the  Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, on Monday, May 2, 2022, at 9:40 PM EDT. 

 

The Rays are heading to this game looking for a win following their 9-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday which broke a 3-game winning streak for Tampa Bay. The team is currently on an overall 12-9 record, sitting 3rd in the American League East and trailing 3 games behind the 1st place New York Yankees.

 

Shortstop Wander Franco is batting .313 to lead the Rays, posting a team-high 4 homers, 13 RBIs, and 26 hits while 1B Yandy Diaz leads with an on-base percentage at .444. For the Monday game, Drew Rasmussen will take the mound for his first career game against the Athletics. The right-hander is 1-1 with an ERA of 3.50, 18 Ks and 4 BBs. 

 

  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against Oakland.
  • The Rays are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games down the road.
  • The total went UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 18 road games against the Athletics.

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 5/2/2022

 

The Oakland Athletics are coming into this match following a 3-1 loss to the Cleveland Guardians on Saturday. The Athletics have lost each of their first two games of their current series with the Guardians and dropped to a 10-11 record overall, sitting 4th in the American League West, 3 ½ games behind the 1st place Los Angeles Angels.

 

3B Sheldon Nuese is batting .328 to lead the Athletics, posting a team-high 21 hits and an on-base percentage at .394 while catcher Sean Murphy leads with 4 homers and 14 RBIs. For this game, Oakland will send Daulton Jefferies to the mound for his first career game against the Rays. The right-hander is 1-3 with an ERA of 3.26, 12 Ks, and 5 BBs.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 13 of Oakland’s last 19 games against Tampa Bay.
  • The Oakland Athletics are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.
  • The total went UNDER in 13 of Oakland’s last 18 games at home against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics. The MLB pick for this contest is the Tampa Bay Rays. The Athletics’ bats are coming into this game ice cold and they are likely going to struggle scoring in this game.

 

Jefferies may have performed great in 3 of his 4 starts, allowing just 16 hits and 7 earned runs in 19.1 innings but he doesn’t get much run support and is often on the losing end.

 

In addition, Rasmussen is starting to find his form and The Rays’ team ERA is 8th best in the majors at 3.18. Prediction: The Tampa Bay Rays will pick up the win by the score of 5-1.

 

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 5/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 9:40 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA

 

Date: Monday, May 2, 2022

 

TV: NBCSBA

 

MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -151

 

MLB Totals: 7

 

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