The Rays and A’s will continue their weekend series from Tropicana Field on Saturday. All odds for all sports can be found at BetOnline sportsbook.
The Tampa Bay Rays have the best record in baseball and lead to American League East as a result. On Friday they defeated the A’s led by the trio of Jose Molina, BJ Upton, and Luke Scott on offense. David Price had another great performance on the mound as well as he struck out 12 over 8 innings of work to earn his fifth win of the series already. In game two tonight the Rays will send Jeremy Hellickson to the hill. Hellickson has pitched to a 2.51 ERA in 32 innings of work.
The Oakland A’s have exceeded expectations so far this season and were competitive in the early on Friday, but David Price just overwhelmed them. The A’s only had 5 hits total and Jonny Gomes had two of those. Tyson Ross had the loss on Friday as he allowed 7 earned runs in just over 3 innings. On Saturday the A’s will send Bartolo Colon to the mound. Colon has seen a resurgence this season as he is pitching to a 2.53 ERA and he has also pitched 42 innings already.
Tampa Bay is 15-3 in their last 18 games overall, 38-14 in their last 52 home games, and 6-1 in Hellickson’s last seven home starts, Oakland is 2-6 in their last eight road games against a team with a winning record, 0-5 in their last five Saturday games, and 5-3 in the last eight meetings of these two.
We like this pitching matchup and think it is prime for an under pick in this game so prior to making the wager read a sports book review.