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

The Oakland Athletics will look to improve on a 44-54 record when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Sunday.

It's a pitching duel between Jesse Hahn for the Oakland Athletics (2-4 on the year) and Blake Snell for Tampa Bay Rays (2-4 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -101 for the Oakland Athletics in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.3-3.4 win for the Rays. 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

Oakland (44-54) will face the 38-59 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics sit at No. 26 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 23 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 23-ranked scoring average of 4.09 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 26 and scoring 4 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.52 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.15 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 25-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 17 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Oakland on Saturday at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Oakland is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 26th
Oakland at Texas, Monday, July 25th