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Sep 1, 4:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Odds

75-59TEAM RECORD77-58

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling Oakland on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

The Athletics will turn to AJ Griffin and his 11-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rays send Jamey Wright (0-0) to the hill.

View Tampa Bay vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 7-ranked Athletics and the American League No. 5-rated Rays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Rays have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Athletics on August 31. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Oakland on Saturday at O.co Coliseum.

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

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 6-4
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 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 21 games when playing Oakland
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Tampa Bay is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at LA Angels, Monday, September 2
Oakland home to Texas, Monday, September 2

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