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Brandon McCarthy out to silence Rays bats in MLB contest

Tampa Bay RaysOakland Athletics
July 26, 10:05 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The Oakland Athletics look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Rays arrive at Overstock.com Coliseum on Tuesday.

Oakland hands the ball to starter Brandon McCarthy in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-5 mark on the year. Tampa Bay counters with David Price, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.

View Tampa Bay vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Oakland sat as +125 underdogs. The total was set at 6.5.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics - Rays odds would favor the Athletics if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 4 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 8 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Athletics on July 25. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay suffered a 7-5 loss against Oakland on Monday, as Jeremy Hellickson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

A few Rays at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Oakland, Wednesday, July 27

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