Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays, American League Wild Card Game. Two team hungry for victory and playoffs. Both teams did not win the last games before reaching this game. In addition, the Athletics and Rays have a very similar overall record this season. This game will be the most exciting of the Wild Cards before starting the playoffs. Athletics are favorites for very little, but the Rays also have a lot to prove playing on the road.
Oakland Athletics: We want our playoffs pass.
The Athletics have 96 wins and 65 losses this overall season. But the last game at home was a defeat against the Rangers 3-8, but the Athletics won that series 2-1. At home the last six games, most were 4-2 wins. Before playing for a wild card the Athletics had one last series on the road against the Mariners 2-2.
This season the Athletics are scoring an average of 5.19 runs per game, 3.55 walks, 8.20 strike outrs, 8.52 hits, 1.58 home runs, 14.27 left on base. The defense is allowing an average of 4.20 runs per game, 2.93 walks, 7.93 strike outs, 8.28 hits, 1.21 home runs, 13.87 left on base.
Seven games against the Rays this season, 4-3 overall. Four of those seven games were in Oakland, the Athletics won only two games of four.
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Tampa Bay Rays: We can make this happen
The Rays lost the last series on the road before the Wild Card. That series was three games against Blue Jays in Toronto. In the last two games of the series the Rays could barely score 4 runs against 12 runs of the home team. 7-3 in the last ten overall games. In the season the record is 96-66 as the second best team in the East Division in the American League.
The team is scoring an average of 4.75 runs per game, 3.35 walks, 9.22 strike outs, 8.81 hits, 1.22 home runs, 14.98 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.05 runs per game, 2.80 walks, 10.01 strike outs, 7.86 hits, 1.12 home runs, 13.55 left on base.
The last victory against the Athletics was on June 23 in Oakland 2-8. That was the last game of this season against the A’s.
Charlie Morton already knows what it is to win against the Athletics. But that victory was at Tampa Bay on June 10. Morton’s last game against Oakland was on June 20 and the game was victory for Athletics 5-4. Morton’s numbers are 16-6 in 33 games as starter, 194.2 pitched innings, 154 hits, 71 runs, 15 home runs, 240 strike outs, 1084 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays 10/02/2019 is: take the Oakland Athletics -1.5 (spread).
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