Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Tips and Best Bets

by | Apr 10, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (3-0) will put their three-game win streak to the test when they host the Oakland Athletics (1-2) Monday at 6:40 PM ET. Sportsbooks consider the Rays -206 favorites to extend their streak, while the Athletics are +174 underdogs looking for the upset. Tampa Bay’s Luis Patino gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Paul Blackburn.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Rays vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rays -206 +174 8.5 +102 -122 -1.5 +107 -126

Computer Predictions for Rays vs. Athletics

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+174) and Over (8.5)

Rays vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Tampa Bay Rays probable starting pitcher: Luis Patiño
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Paul Blackburn
  • Game Day: Monday, April 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Stadium: Tropicana Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Patiño Blackburn
15 GS 9
5-3 W-L 1-4
4.31 ERA 5.87
77.1 IP 38.1
29 BB 10
74 SO 26

Rays Starter Luis Patiño

  • Patino will start for the Rays, his first this season.
  • When he last appeared on Monday, Oct. 11, the 22-year-old right-hander pitched in relief and went 1 1/3 scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox.
  • Over his 19 appearances last season he compiled a 5-3 record and had a 4.31 ERA and a 1.267 WHIP.

Athletics Starter Paul Blackburn

  • The Athletics will send Blackburn to the mound for his first start this season.
  • The last time the righty took the mound was on Saturday, Oct. 2 last season, when he pitched 2 2/3 innings in a matchup with the Houston Astros.
  • He pitched to a 5.87 ERA while striking out 6.1 batters per nine innings with a record of 1-4 last season.

Rays Betting Picks & Insights

  • Last season, the Rays won 65 out of the 99 games, or 65.7%, in which they were favored.
  • Tampa Bay was 16-4 last season when entering a game favored by -206 or more on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rays have a 67.3% chance to win.
  • Games involving Tampa Bay went over the total set by bookmakers in 82 of 161 chances last season.
  • The Rays were 66-51-0 against the spread last season.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics won in 23, or 43.4%, of the 53 contests they were named as odds-on underdogs in last year.
  • Last season, Oakland was a moneyline underdog of -206 or longer two times, losing every contest.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Athletics have a 36.5% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Oakland and its opponents hit the over in 72 of their 158 games with a total set by oddsmakers last season.
  • The Athletics went 63-51-0 against the spread in their 114 games with a line set by sportsbooks last season.

Rays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Brandon Lowe racked up 39 home runs and had 99 runs batted in last season.
  • Randy Arozarena had a .274 batting average with 145 hits.
  • Yandy Diaz hit .256 a season ago with 20 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 69 walks.
  • Manuel Margot hit .254 with 18 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 37 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Brandon Lowe 149 .247 .340 .523 39 99 132
Randy Arozarena 141 .274 .356 .459 20 69 145
Yandy Díaz 134 .256 .353 .387 13 64 119
Manuel Margot 125 .254 .313 .382 10 57 107
Mike Zunino 109 .216 .301 .559 33 62 72

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Jed Lowrie had 69 runs batted in while putting up a batting average of .245 last season.
  • Tony Kemp hit .279 with 16 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 52 walks.
  • Elvis Andrus hit .243 a season ago with 25 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 31 walks.
  • Sean Murphy hit .216 with 23 doubles, 17 home runs and 40 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Seth Brown 111 .214 .274 .480 20 48 60
Sean Murphy 119 .216 .306 .405 17 59 85
Jed Lowrie 139 .245 .318 .398 14 69 112
Billy McKinney 116 .192 .280 .358 9 27 51
Tony Kemp 131 .279 .382 .418 8 37 92

Betting Tips for Rays vs. Athletics

Our best bet is the Athletics on the moneyline at +174 after looking at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will over the total of 8.5 runs.

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