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Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Oakland Athletics


Tampa Bay Rays
Thursday, May 22, 2014 4:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Oakland Athletics invade Tropicana Field on Thursday.

Alex Cobb will take the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he'll carry a 1-1 record into the contest. Sonny Gray gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics; he's 5-1 so far this season.

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Oakland Athletics were listed as -120 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.3-3.6 win for the Athletics on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 6.3-3.6 result in favor of the Athletics today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (19-28) will face the 30-16 Athletics in this tilt. 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. 27 and the Oakland Athletics at No. 1 heading into this contest.

How Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 24 ranked offense (3.85 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 3.09 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (8.87 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -109 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rays, a 3-2 final on Wednesday in support of Tom Milone at Tropicana Field.

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland

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