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MLB Betting Line Favors the Oakland Athletics over the Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays


Oakland Athletics
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 3:35 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

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

The match puts starter Jeremy Hellickson for the Tampa Bay Rays on the hill facing Sonny Gray for the Oakland Athletics. Hellickson brings a 0-1 mark to the game, while Gray is 12-4 to date on the season.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as 179 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.5-4 win for the Athletics on Wednesday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.5-4 result in favor of the Athletics today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics bring a 69-43 record to the battle against the 54-59 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked Oakland Athletics and the No. 1-rated Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Oakland Athletics No. 1 ranked offense (4.92 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 at 3.95 runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have been averaging 8.77 hits per game, more than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8.64 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rays were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Oakland staff and losing 3-0 to the Athletics on Tuesday at O.co Coliseum.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
Tampa Bay is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Chicago, Friday, August 8th
Oakland home to Minnesota, Thursday, August 7th