The Rays have won 12 of the last 20 games between the two teams and six of the last ten at Oakland. Fans that bet on MLB odds might want to consider Tampa Bay in this matchup.
MLB betting scheduling information tells us that this is the first game of a three-game series between the two teams. It is the fourth game of a nine-game road trip for the Rays as MLB betting information shows Tampa Bay has started the season somewhat slowly but they have a lot of talent on both offense and defense. The Rays have a superstar at third base in Evan Longoria and a powerful lineup that can score runs. They are even better with their pitching led by James Shields and Friday’s possible starter Scott Kazmir.
The A’s are looking to improve from last year’s record and so far this season the MLB betting results are mixed. The A’s added some pop to their lineup with Matt Holliday and Jason Giambi but neither has had a hot start. The A’s have some injuries to their pitching staff so it remains to be seen how good they will be in MLB betting this season. One thing that gamblers who bet on MLB odds do know is that the staff is very young.
Tampa Bay won four of the six games at Oakland last season. It was all or nothing last year in terms of runs when these two teams met in MLB betting last season. The teams combined to score 13, 10 and 13 runs in three games yet in the other three the MLB betting games the totals were 5, 3 and 5. It might be an under in this Friday MLB betting matchup if Scott Kazmir gets the start. He is capable of shutting any team down even on the road as enthusiasts who bet on MLB odds know. His two starts at Oakland last year saw MLB betting finals of 2-1 and 3-2.
Looking at the MLB betting total we see that the over/under is split at 10-10 in the last 20 meetings between the two teams. The Under is 6-4 in the last 10 games at Oakland.
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