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Oakland Athletics host Tampa Bay Rays in baseball action

Tampa Bay RaysOakland Athletics
Aug 31, 9:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The Oakland Athletics will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Rays invade O.co Coliseum on Saturday.

Sonny Gray will take the mound for Oakland, and he'll carry a 1-2 record into the contest. Alex Cobb gets the ball for Tampa Bay; he's 8-2 so far this season.

View Tampa Bay vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Athletics in this matchup found them as -113 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics sit at No. 7 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 5 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Oakland and its American League No. 5-rated batting order, averaging 4.5 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 9 lineup of the Rays at 4.4 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -102 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 4-3 on Friday behind a start from Jarrod Parker at O.co Coliseum.

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

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

A few Rays at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 20 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Oakland, Sunday, September 1

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