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Tampa Bay favored by -160 against Oakland on Saturday

Oakland AthleticsTampa Bay Rays
May 5, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Oakland Athletics vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Oakland duelling Tampa Bay on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

Oakland puts its faith in starter Bartolo Colon to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-2. Getting the ball for the Rays is Jeremy Hellickson, who owns a 3-0 record on the season with a 2.50 ERA.

View Oakland vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Athletics were listed as +-160 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 8 in the American League and the Athletics at No. 14 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 5-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 14 lineup of the Athletics at 3.1 runs per outing.

Oakland brings the American League's No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' league No. 6-ranked defense.

In their last action, Oakland was a 7-2 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -183 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics endured a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Rays on Friday, with Tyson Ross throwing 3 1/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Athletics at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Oakland's last 21 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Tampa Bay, Sunday, May 6

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