Rays Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 3, 2022

Written By Staff on May 3, 2022

The Oakland Athletics (10-13) host the Tampa Bay Rays (13-10) on Tuesday at 9:40 PM ET. Ryan Yarbrough gets the starting nod for Tampa Bay (-120 to win), and Paul Blackburn is Oakland’s (+102) choice to start.

The betting trends in what follows reference odds valid as of May 3, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET.

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Rays vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Yarbrough (TB) Pitcher Blackburn (OAK)
0 – 0 W/L 3 – 0
0 IP 20.0
0.00 ERA 1.35
0.000 WHIP 0.800
0 K/9 8.1
0 BB/9 0.9

Rays Probable Starter Ryan Yarbrough

  • Yarbrough takes the mound for his first start of the season for the Rays.
  • The 30-year-old southpaw came out of the bullpen and threw 4 2/3 innings when he last appeared Thursday, Sept. 30 against the Houston Astros.
  • In his 30 appearances last season he finished with a 5.11 ERA and a 1.226 WHIP, compiling a 9-7 record.
  • The Athletics rank 21st in run scoring in the league (85) this season and are batting .206 while hitting 18 home runs (20th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 3, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Yarbrough

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Chad Pinder 5 .800 4 0 0 .833 1.833
Elvis Andrus 5 .200 1 0 1 .200 .400
Billy McKinney 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Stephen Piscotty 4 .250 1 0 2 .250 .750
Jed Lowrie 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Athletics Probable Starter Paul Blackburn

  • The Athletics’ Blackburn (3-0) will make his fifth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Thursday, when he threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the San Francisco Giants while allowing three hits.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in four games this season with an ERA of 1.35, a 9 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .800.
  • The Rays have scored 96 runs this season, which ranks 12th in MLB. They are batting .241 for the campaign with 20 home runs, 15th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 3, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Blackburn

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Lowe 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Mike Zunino 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Taylor Walls 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Wander Franco 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Brett Phillips 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Manuel Margot 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kevin Kiermaier 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yandy Díaz 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have won 60% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (12-8).
  • Tampa Bay has gone 11-8 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -120 or shorter (57.9%).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Rays have an implied win probability of 54.5%.
  • In the 23 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Tampa Bay, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 11 times (11-12-0).
  • The Rays have a 9-14-0 record ATS this season.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • This season, the Athletics have been the underdog 17 times and won seven, or 41.2%, of those games.
  • Oakland has entered 17 games this season as the underdog by +102 or more and is 7-10 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 49.5% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in 11 of their 23 games with a total this season.
  • The Athletics have an ATS record of 11-12-0 in 23 games with a spread this season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Wander Franco has totaled 28 hits with a .575 slugging percentage, both team-high stats for the Rays. He’s batting .322 with eight doubles, a triple, four home runs and three walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB play, Franco’s batting average ranks 15th, his on-base percentage ranks 56th, and he is 13th in the league in slugging.
  • Yandy Diaz’s .442 OBP paces his team, and he has two doubles, two home runs and 14 walks while batting .306.
  • Among qualified hitters, Diaz ranks 20th in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, and 56th in slugging.
  • Brandon Lowe is hitting .184 with three doubles, three home runs and eight walks.
  • Manuel Margot is hitting .286 with three doubles and six walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Wander Franco 87 .322 15 4 14 .341 .916
Brandon Lowe 87 .184 13 3 8 .250 .572
Randy Arozarena 86 .198 9 0 6 .233 .524
Manuel Margot 63 .286 4 0 9 .357 .690
Yandy Díaz 62 .306 10 2 5 .442 .877
Kevin Kiermaier 54 .185 7 2 7 .254 .587
Taylor Walls 47 .234 6 1 3 .379 .762
Mike Zunino 47 .106 3 1 3 .140 .331
Harold Ramirez 37 .324 5 0 4 .395 .800
Brett Phillips 36 .194 2 1 4 .237 .515

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sheldon Neuse leads Oakland in OBP (.380), slugging percentage (.437) and OPS (.817) this season.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Neuse’s batting average ranks 18th, his on-base percentage ranks 27th, and he is 53rd in slugging percentatge.
  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland with 17 hits. He is batting .202 this season and has 12 extra-base hits.
  • Murphy is currently 130th in batting average, 143rd in on-base percentage and 42nd in slugging percentage among all qualified players.
  • Tony Kemp has collected 18 base hits, an OBP of .318 and a slugging percentage of .260 this season.
  • Elvis Andrus has one home run, three RBI and a batting average of .189 this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 84 .202 12 4 14 .253 .705
Tony Kemp 77 .234 9 0 3 .318 .578
Elvis Andrus 74 .189 10 1 3 .277 .574
Cristian Pache 72 .194 9 2 6 .216 .535
Sheldon Neuse 71 .310 7 2 13 .380 .817
Seth Brown 66 .182 7 2 13 .267 .600
Chad Pinder 52 .288 7 3 9 .283 .783
Billy McKinney 46 .109 3 1 4 .176 .372
Kevin Smith 39 .231 3 0 2 .268 .601
Christian Bethancourt 38 .211 4 0 2 .231 .547

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