Athletics visit Tampa Bay Rays in MLB clash
Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Oakland on Saturday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Oakland puts its faith in starter Jarrod Parker to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-2. Getting the ball for the Rays is Jeremy Hellickson, who owns a 0-1 record on the season with a 4.91 ERA.
Bettors looking to side with the Rays in this matchup found them as -121 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 11 in the American League and the Athletics at No. 4 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 7.2 hits per game so far, less than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (9.4 hits per game).
Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.
The Athletics were an 8-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-3 to Tampa Bay on Friday at Tropicana Field.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Athletics at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Oakland's last 16 games
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Tampa Bay is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 17 games when playing Oakland
Oakland at Tampa Bay, Sunday, April 21