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Oakland Athletics take on Rays in baseball test

Oakland AthleticsTampa Bay Rays
Aug 6, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

49-63TEAM RECORD59-52

The visiting Athletics hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Alex Cobb gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 3-1 mark. In the other dugout, Brandon McCarthy brings a 4-5 ledger to the game for the Athletics as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

View Oakland vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tampa Bay opened as -160 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 10-ranked Rays and the American League No. 4-rated Athletics in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 5 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Oakland brings the American League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' league No. 4-ranked defense.

Oakland was an 8-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as +158 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-4 to Tampa Bay on Friday at Tropicana Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Athletics at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oakland's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Oakland at Tampa Bay, Sunday, August 7

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