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Tampa Bay Rays Face the Oakland Athletics Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The Oakland Athletics look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Tampa Bay Rays arrive at O.co Coliseum on Friday.

Sean Manaea will take the mound for the Oakland Athletics, and he'll carry a 3-5 record into the contest. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays; he's 4-5 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Oakland Athletics as -120 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.4-2.8 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 bring a 42-54 record to the battle against the 38-57 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Oakland Athletics and the league No. 23-ranked Tampa Bay Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 23-ranked scoring average of 4.12 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 24 and scoring 4.05 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.51 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.16 per nine innings).

Tampa Bay brings the No. 18-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 25-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay rolled to a 7-3 win against Oakland on Thursday, as M Moore and the Rays' bats led the team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
  • Oakland is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Oakland, Saturday, July 23rd