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MLB Odds Betting - Tampa Bay Rays Underdogs vs Athletics at Oakland

The Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Oakland on Friday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball betting action at O.co Coliseum.

Drew Smyly gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday; he's 0-2 on the season. The Oakland Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Chris Bassitt, who will be looking to improve on his 1-4 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Oakland Athletics in this matchup found them as -109 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.9-2.9 win for the Rays on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 53-69 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 60-61 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game puts the Oakland Athletics, most recently No. 28 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Rays, who rate a No. 8 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 18-ranked scoring average of 4.04 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 28 and scoring 3.73 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.58 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.29 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.76 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Houston 1-0 on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating A Wood and the Dodgers 5-2 on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Oakland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Oakland, Saturday, August 22nd