The Tampa Bay Rays Oakland Athletics will meet for game three of their series tonight from the Trop. All MLB odds and trends are updated at Bovada sportsbook.
The Rays are in the thick of the wild-card race, but did not help their cause much with a loss last night to Oakland. They scored just 4 runs on 8 hits in all and starter Matt Moore took the no decision. Tonight the Rays will start Jeremy Hellickson who pitched well his last time out versus the Mariners. He has allowed 125 hits and 134 innings of work good enough for 3.28 ERA.
The A’s are once again right back in the thick of things in the wildcard. They received timely hitting and a solid start from Jarrod Parker en route to the win yesterday versus the Rays. Tonight they will start Brandon McCarthy who is struggling since coming off the DL. In 94 innings of work this season is pitching to a 3.16 ERA.
Tampa Bay is 6-2 in their last eight home games, 19-8 in their last 27 games overall, and 1-7 in Hellickson’s last eight home starts. Oakland is 7-2 in their last nine games overall, 4-1 in their last five game three of a series, and 7-3 in McCarthy’s last 10 starts.
McCarthy is struggling so much and we look for the Rays to bounce back tonight as a result. Give us the Rays as a moneyline favorite at home but first check sports odds.