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Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays Betting Lines and Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Tropicana Field.

It's a pitching duel between Alex Colome for the Tampa Bay Rays (2-1 on the year) and Jesse Chavez for Oakland Athletics (1-3 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Tampa Bay Rays in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -109 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 4.7-2.8. 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

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 22-19 record to the battle against the 14-28 Athletics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Oakland injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 9 and the Oakland Athletics at No. 26 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay Rays No. 18-rated offense, averaging 3.95 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics defense that ranks No. 24 at 4.67 in runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, less than Oakland Athletics batters have averaged on the year (9.05 hits per game).

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Astros on Wednesday, with Jesse Hahn throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Atlanta on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Oakland's last 25 games
  • Oakland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Oakland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Tampa Bay's last 24 games
  • Tampa Bay is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oakland

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