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Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Oakland on Saturday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Nate Karns will take the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he'll carry a 3-1 record into the contest. Kendall Graverman gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics; he's 1-2 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oakland Athletics were listed as 124 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.2-2.5 win for the Rays on Saturday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.2-2.5 result in favor of the Rays 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

24-19 Tampa Bay battles the Athletics, currently with a 14-30 mark. 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. 4 and the Oakland Athletics at No. 24 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 19-ranked scoring average of 3.95 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 13 and scoring 4.25 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.16 hits per game to date this season, less than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.98 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 25 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 5-2 on Friday behind a start from Chris Archer at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • Oakland is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Tampa Bay, Sunday, May 24th