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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The fans at Tropicana Field will be treated to a game between the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays when they take their seats on Saturday.

Jarrod Parker will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Righthander Parker is 0-2 this season with a 10.81 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Jeremy Hellickson who starts for the Rays. Righthander Hellickson is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA so far this season.

The Athletics were an 8-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Oakland: 12-5 SU
Tampa Bay: 6-10 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Oakland's last 16 games
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Tampa Bay is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 17 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Oakland, Sunday, April 21