Rays Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 11, 2022

Written By Staff on April 10, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (3-0) and the Oakland Athletics (1-2) meet in the first of a four-game series on Monday at Tropicana Field, beginning at 6:40 PM ET. The Rays are coming off a 3-0 series win over the Orioles, and the Athletics head into the matchup after a 1-2 series loss to the Phillies. Tampa Bay’s (-234 to win) Luis Patino and Oakland’s (+192) Paul Blackburn will take the mound first.

The betting insights in the article below reference odds valid as of April 11, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Rays vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Patiño (TB) Pitcher Blackburn (OAK)
5 – 3 W/L 1 – 4
77.1 IP 38.1
4.31 ERA 5.87
1.267 WHIP 1.617
8.6 K/9 6.1
3.4 BB/9 2.3

Rays Probable Starter Luis Patiño

  • Patino starts for the first time this season for the Rays.
  • The 22-year-old right-hander last appeared Monday, Oct. 11 against the Boston Red Sox, when he came on in relief and went 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
  • Last season he finished with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.267 WHIP over his 19 games, putting together a 5-3 record.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 11, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Patiño

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Stephen Piscotty 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000
Sean Murphy 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tony Kemp 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Elvis Andrus 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Jed Lowrie 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Athletics Probable Starter Paul Blackburn

  • Blackburn will make his first start of the season for the Athletics.
  • 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 ended last season with a 5.87 ERA and a 1.617 WHIP in nine games, finishing with a 1-4 record.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 11, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Blackburn

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mike Zunino 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Manuel Margot 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays won 65 of the 99 games they were the moneyline favorite last season (65.7%).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -234 or shorter, Tampa Bay had a record of 10-2 (83.3%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Rays a 70.1% chance to win.
  • Tampa Bay had an over/under set by oddsmakers 161 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 82 of those games (82-71-8).
  • The Rays put together a 66-51-0 record ATS last season.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Athletics won 23 out of the 53 games, or 43.4%, in which they were the underdog.
  • Oakland was not a bigger underdog last season than the +192 moneyline set for this game.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 34.2% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • Games involving Oakland went over the total set by oddsmakers in 72 of 158 chances last season.
  • The Athletics were 63-51-0 against the spread last season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Brandon Lowe put up 39 home runs and 99 RBI last season.
  • Randy Arozarena had a .356 on-base percentage while slugging .459.
  • Yandy Diaz hit .256 with 20 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 69 walks a season ago.
  • Manuel Margot hit .254 with 18 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 37 walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Lowe 535 .247 97 39 99 .340 .863
Randy Arozarena 529 .274 94 20 69 .356 .815
Yandy Díaz 465 .256 62 13 64 .353 .740
Manuel Margot 421 .254 55 10 57 .313 .695
Kevin Kiermaier 348 .259 54 4 37 .328 .716
Harold Ramirez 339 .268 33 7 41 .305 .703
Mike Zunino 333 .216 64 33 62 .301 .860
Wander Franco 281 .288 53 7 39 .347 .810
Ji-Man Choi 258 .229 36 11 45 .348 .759
Brett Phillips 253 .206 50 13 44 .300 .727

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Jed Lowrie had 112 hits and an OBP of .318.
  • Tony Kemp slashed .279/.382/.418 and finished with an OPS of .800.
  • Last season, Elvis Andrus finished with a slugging percentage of .320, fueled by 30 extra-base hits.
  • Sean Murphy slashed .216/.306/.405 and finished with an OPS of .711.

Athletics Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Elvis Andrus 497 .243 60 3 37 .294 .614
Jed Lowrie 457 .245 55 14 69 .318 .716
Sean Murphy 393 .216 47 17 59 .306 .711
Tony Kemp 330 .279 54 8 37 .382 .800
Seth Brown 281 .214 43 20 48 .274 .754
Billy McKinney 265 .192 32 9 27 .280 .638
Chad Pinder 214 .243 30 6 27 .300 .711
Stephen Vogt 210 .195 24 7 25 .283 .616
Stephen Piscotty 173 .220 14 5 16 .282 .635
Sheldon Neuse 65 .169 6 3 4 .182 .505

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