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Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Tampa Bay on Friday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball betting action at Tropicana Field.

Jake Odorizzi will take the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he'll carry a 0-1 record into the contest. Rich Hill gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics; he's 4-3 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Tampa Bay Rays as -111 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.7-4.3 win for the Rays on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (15-17) will face the 14-21 Athletics in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Oakland injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 18 and the Oakland Athletics sitting at No. 28.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Oakland Athletics rank No. 14 at 8.49 hits per game. That compares with the Tampa Bay Rays No. 30 ranking in that category.

Tampa Bay owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 3.53 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 26-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland was scored on plenty on Wednesday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 13-3 loss to Boston.

Tampa Bay lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 6-5 score against Seattle at Safeco Field.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games
  • Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Tampa Bay, Saturday, May 14th