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Tampa Bay Rays Favored by -139 Against Oakland Athletics on Friday

The visiting Oakland Athletics hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter Chris Archer in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-4 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Scott Kazmir, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Oakland Athletics were 129 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5-2.7 result in favor of the Rays. 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 sport a record of 23-19 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 14-29 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Oakland injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Tampa Bay Rays and the league No. 24-ranked Oakland Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 22 ranking for hits at 8.07 per game. By contrast, the Oakland Athletics are rated No. 6 in the same category at 8.98 per game.

Oakland brings the No. 24-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 3-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Alex Colome in a losing cause, 3-0, against Tampa Bay on Thursday.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Oakland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Tampa Bay, Saturday, May 23rd