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Athletics vs Rays Baseball Game Preview

Oakland AthleticsTampa Bay Rays
April 21, 1:40 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds


The Rays get a visit from the Oakland Athletics in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Fausto Carmona will take the mound for Tampa Bay, and he'll carry a 0-3 record into the contest. Tom Milone gets the ball for Oakland; he's 3-0 so far this season.

View Oakland vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -112 for the Rays in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Rays sit at No. 11 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 4 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 5 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 15 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oakland was a 1-0 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Tampa Bay staff and losing 1-0 to the Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Athletics at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Oakland's last 17 games
Oakland is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Boston, Monday, April 22
Tampa Bay home to NY Yankees, Monday, April 22