Tampa Bay vs. Oakland,
10/02/2019 20:09 EDT,
Score: 5 - 1
Money Line: -134 Oakland
AL Wild Card Game
CHARLIE MORTON (R) vs. SEAN MANAEA (L)
Two solid pitchers and bullpens go head to head here as TB and Oakland go head to head in the wildcard game. However, Im betting the difference maker will be home field advantage for the Athletics where they are 52-27 this season. Note: Rays are 31-66 in their last 97 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.Rays are 2-6 in their last 8 playoff games.
MORTON the Rays starter is 5-13 against the money line vs. Lower tier speed teams - averaging 0.35 or less SB's/game in the second half of the season since 1997. (Team's Record)
MANAEA the As starter is 20-5 against the money line vs. an AL team with a team batting average of .255 or worse over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
Athletics are 13-3 in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Athletics are 10-3 in their last 13 games following an off day.Athletics are 11-4 in their last 15 vs. American League East.Athletics are 20-8 in their last 28 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Play on the Oakland As to win on the ML