The Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland Athletics meet on Monday for game one of their series. All MLB odds can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The A’s are on a roll right now as evident by the fact that they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games. They are currently in the lead as well in the AL Wild Card race. They are 29-21 at home this season and will look to improve on that mark tonight. They will send AJ Griffin to the mound tonight who has yet to lose a decision this season. He is pitching to a 2.25 ERA in 36 innings of work this season.
The Rays on the other hand have struggled lately, but still find themselves just 2 games in back of the second Wild Card. They will pitch their ace David Price tonight as the Rays look to take game one on the road. Price is having the best season of his career and has allowed just 112 hits in 133 innings of work this season.
Oakland is 11-3 in their last 14 games against the AL East, 19-10 in their last 29 games, and 4-0 in Griffin’s last four starts. Tampa Bay is 6-2 in their last eight road games, 6-2 in their last eight games against a team with a winning record, and 22-6 in Price’s last 28 starts as a road favorite. The Rays are 1-4 in the last five meetings of these two.
We really like what both pitchers bring to the table in this game. It is because of this we will take the under for total runs scored at best online sportsbooks.