The Athletics will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Tyson Ross in this game. Ross has a 1-1 record and a 6.48 ERA this season.
Ross’s opponent in this one will be David Price. The Rays lefthander has a 2.67 ERA to go along with a 4-1 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.
The Athletics were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +145 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-3 winner at home against the Mariners. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -163 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Oakland has won 2 straight games.
Tampa Bay has won 5 straight games.
Oakland: 13-13 SU
Tampa Bay: 18-8 SU
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland’s last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games when playing Oakland
Tampa Bay home to Oakland, Saturday, May 5