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Guillermo Moscoso faces Jeremy Hellickson in MLB odds action

Tampa Bay RaysOakland Athletics
July 25, 10:05 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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Tampa Bay pays a visit to Oakland on Monday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball action at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rays on this day; he's 9-7 on the season. The Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Guillermo Moscoso, who will be looking to improve on his 3-4 mark.

View Tampa Bay vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Tampa Bay before the first pitch in this match will find them as 100-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 7.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 8-rated Rays taking on the American League's No. 4-rated Athletics in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.6 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rays hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-0 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -108 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Alex Cobb chucked 7 shutout innings at the Royals in their last game, striking out 2 in a 5-0 win against Kansas City in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

In their last action, Oakland was a 7-5 loser on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at -162 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics endured a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Sunday, with Gio Gonzalez throwing 4 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rays at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Oakland, Tuesday, July 26