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Oakland sends AJ Griffin vs David Price in Athletics vs Rays game

Tampa Bay RaysOakland Athletics
July 30, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Odds

53-49TEAM RECORD55-46

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Athletics in Oakland at O.co Coliseum on Monday in baseball odds action.

David Price, with a record of 14-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Athletics trot AJ Griffin to the mound in this one. He is 3-0 so far in 2012.

View Tampa Bay vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Oakland sat as -110 favorites. The total was set at 6.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Athletics) and the No. 5 (Rays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 7.8 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (7.6 hits per game).

Oakland owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 2-rated defense.

The Rays were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +160 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay threw a shutout at Los Angeles in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jeremy Hellickson to defeat Los Angeles 2-0 on Sunday.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-1 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -125 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Athletics endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Sunday, with Travis Blackley throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rays at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Oakland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Oakland, Tuesday, July 31