Rays vs Athletics Baseball Game Preview

Tampa Bay RaysOakland Athletics
Aug 30, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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

Oakland hands the ball to starter Jarrod Parker in this one and he'll try to improve on his 10-6 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:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Rays listed as favorites of 110 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Athletics) and the No. 5 (Rays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 7 in the American League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with Oakland’s No. 11 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 2-0 loser at home against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at +156 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Jason Vargas in a losing cause, 2-0, against Los Angeles on Thursday.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 7-6 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -189 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oakland suffered a 7-6 loss against Detroit on Thursday, as Bartolo Colon wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rays at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 19 games when playing Tampa Bay
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Oakland, Saturday, August 31