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A’s trending is right direction after a loss

It’s a battle of basement-dwellers in the Golden State tonight when the A’s welcome the Rays to town and Oakland (-117) will be attempting to build upon a growing trend that’s seen them go 4-0 after a loss. It just so has it that the Rays, who won yesterday, aren’t especially good at stringing wins together, as they’ve gone 1-5 in their last six games after a win.

Shark Bites
  • The Rays are 1-3 in their last four games against the Athletics.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the Rays' last five games against the Athletics.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Athletics' last 10 games against teams with losing records.

The Rays (+107) are basically a dumpster fire on the road, posting the second-worst road record in the American League, and will turn to Matt Moore in an attempt to turn the tide on a 2-11 road skid. Moore’s been strong in his last three starts, pitching 6.0 innings or more in each while allowing two earned runs in each outing. He’s done his worst work on the road this season though, posting an 0-4 record with a 5.93 ERA.

Sonny Gray will get the ball for the A’s as he hopes to put an ugly first half behind him. Gray appeared to be on his way to entering the top tier of pitchers in baseball, but a 4-8 record with a 5.12 ERA has him going in the wrong direction. He’s been getting killed in night games this season, as he has a 6.39 ERA in 11 night starts, compared to a 2.68 ERA in six day starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oakland was a -136 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-3.4 victory for the Rays. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics bring a 42-53 record to the battle against the 37-57 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Oakland Athletics rated this week at No. 22 and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting at No. 30.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 23-rated offense, averaging 4.14 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays defense that ranks No. 18 at 4.65 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 8.55 hits per game so far, more than Tampa Bay Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.14 hits per game).

Tampa Bay brings the No. 18-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 25-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

C Archer blew away 11 Colorado batters in the Rays's last start, leading them to a 11-3 win over Colorado on Wednesday at Coors Field.

D Fister shut down the Athletics in their last game, striking out 5 in a 7-0 shutout over Oakland in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Oakland is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Oakland, Friday, July 22nd

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