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MLB Odds with Pick - Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics

Tampa Bay Rays

vs

Oakland Athletics
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 10:05 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

The Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Oakland on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball betting action at O.co Coliseum.

The match puts starter Drew Smyly for the Tampa Bay Rays on the hill facing Jason Hammel for the Oakland Athletics. Smyly brings a 6-9 mark to the game, while Hammel is 8-9 to date on the season.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Oakland Athletics were listed as -138 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.6-4.1 win for the Athletics on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 68-43 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 54-58 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Oakland Athletics) and the No. 1 (Tampa Bay Rays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 1-rated offense, averaging 4.94 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays defense that ranks No. 13 at 3.96 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 8.76 hits per game so far, more than Tampa Bay Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.65 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -131 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay lost a tight one on Monday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 3-2 score against Oakland at O.co Coliseum.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Oakland is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

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Tampa Bay at Oakland, Wednesday, August 6th