Stephen Nover Free Thursday MLB Play

On June 20, 2019, in Free Picks, MLB, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover

A’s plus $1.02 hosting Rays

Tampa Bay is a good road team. They Rays also have a solid starter going in Charle Morton.

So why go against them?

Three reasons: Price, spot and Frankie Montas.

The Rays find themselves in a tough situation. They just were swept in New York by the Yankees, a huge letdown for them considering that was a showdown for the AL East Division lead. Tampa Bay was outscored 21-4 by the Yankees in the three-game series. The Rays have lost seven of their last nine games and have to travel from the East Coast to the West Coast. The last time the Rays were on West Coast time was early April.

AL East teams often struggle when playing the A’s in Oakland. They are used to playing in hitter’s parks. The A’s, who are 22-17 at home, play in a pitcher’s park that has strange dimensions. It is not a popular venue for opposing teams.

I like the righthanded Morton. I just like Montas better. Montas has become an All-Star this season giving up three or fewer runs in 13 of his 14 starts. His swinging strike rate has gone from 8.6 percent last year to 11 percent. The Rays have the added disadvantage of never having faced him.

Morton is coming off a subpar start where he allowed four earned runs and two homers in six innings against the Angels this past Saturday. Oakland has won six of its last seven games against a righy starter.

My Thursday ticket is headed by my Run Line Dominator. I have won 67 percent of my June Run Line premium/free plays, including a 9-0 winner with the Dodgers on Tuesday. I also have a Canadian Football League totals play going today. I am 2-1 this season going for my fourth winning CFL season in the last five years. 

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