MLB Preview: Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays

by Dirty on August 7, 2011

Betting on Rays Baseball The Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Tropicana Field.

Righthander Trevor Cahill will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Cahill is 9-10 this season with a 3.91 ERA.

Cahill’s opponent in this one will be David Price. The Rays lefthander has a 3.77 ERA to go along with a 9-10 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 175-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

In their last action, Oakland was an 8-0 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Oakland at +121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Oakland: 50-63 SU
Tampa Bay: 59-53 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oakland’s last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland’s last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Oakland at Toronto, Tuesday, August 9
Tampa Bay home to Kansas City, Monday, August 8

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