Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 5-3-22

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 5/3/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 5/3/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Tampa Bay Rays will visit the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 of their series in the American League East versus American League West showdown from Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 9:40 EDT.

 

The Rays are fresh off of a 5 run victory against the Oakland Athletics in their last game where Yandy Díaz led the game with a home run while Franco and Randy Arozarena hit consecutive RBI singles in the third. 

 

For Tuesday’s matchup, Ryan Yarbrough will return from the IL and take the mound to make his season debut. He is a solid pitcher that can deliver innings and is registered with a reputable ERA of 3.56 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP along with a 9-7 record in 155 innings of work last season. 

 

  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against the Oakland Athletics.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 road games.
  • The total went UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 19 road games against Oakland.

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 5/3/20222

 

The Oakland Athletics are heading to this contest following a 5 run loss against the Tampa Bay Rays in their last game where Daulton Jefferies got the start for the Athletics, pitching 5 innings before calling it a night in the defeat. On the year, Oakland is averaging 3.86 runs, landing them 20th in the big leagues.  

 

For this game, the Athletics will send Paul Blackburn for the 5th time of the season. The veteran right-hander was outstanding in his previous start, tossing 5 shutout innings against the Giants to lead the team in the win and improving his record to a perfect 3-0.

 

Blackburn is posting a stifling ERA of 1.35 and a 0.80 WHIP in 20 innings of work. In his first start of the season, he took on the Rays and completed 5 shutout innings in his only career meeting against the Rays.

 

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games against Tampa Bay.
  • The Oakland Athletics are 1-6 SU in their last 7 home games.
  • The total went UNDER in 13 of Oakland’s last 19 home games against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics. The Rays are having an inconsistent season as of late, having lost 2 straight games entering Monday while the Athletics don’t have a ton of star power but have found an ace in Paul Blackburn who has been the A’s top starter so far.

 

Blackburn has allowed one or zero earned runs in 3 of his 4 starts including 5 shutout innings in his season debut against Tampa Bay. That said, these teams are in different places but the Rays should be able to secure another win while the Athletics cover the spread and the total stays under 4-3.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 9:40 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA

 

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

 

TV: NSCA

 

MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -140

 

MLB Totals: 8

 

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