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Tampa Bay Rays take on the Oakland Athletics with Odds and Betting Pick

The Oakland Athletics will look to improve on a 43-54 record when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between Kendall Graveman for the Oakland Athletics (6-6 on the year) and Drew Smyly for Tampa Bay Rays (2-11 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Tampa Bay Rays listed as underdogs of 104 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.3-3.2 win for the Rays on Saturday. 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

43-54 Oakland battles the Rays, currently with a 38-58 mark. 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. 26 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Rays, who rate a No. 23 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 23-rated offense, averaging 4.09 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays defense that ranks No. 17 at 4.59 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 8.53 hits per game so far, more than Tampa Bay Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.15 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 22-rated road mark, allowing 4.77 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay lost in extra innings against the Athletics on Friday as Oakland edged them 1-0 at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
  • Oakland is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Oakland, Sunday, July 24th