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Oakland sends Jarrod Parker vs Alex Cobb in Athletics vs Rays game

Tampa Bay RaysOakland Athletics
Aug 1, 3:35 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Odds

54-50TEAM RECORD56-47

The Athletics get a visit from the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Oakland sends Jarrod Parker out against Alex Cobb for the Rays in this game. Parker is 7-4 with a 3.37 ERA on the season, while Cobb is 4-8 on the year and has a 4.93 ERA.

View Tampa Bay vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Athletics in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -140 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Athletics and the league No. 5-ranked Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Oakland and its American League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 12 lineup of the Rays at 4.1 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were an 8-0 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +109 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. James Shields blew away 11 Oakland batter in the Rays' last start, leading them to an 8-0 win over Oakland on Tuesday at O.co Coliseum.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

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

A few Rays at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Oakland is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Baltimore, Friday, August 3
Oakland home to Toronto, Thursday, August 2