Rays Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 4, 2022

Written By Staff on May 4, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (14-10) will try to finish off a sweep of a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics (10-14). The series finale begins at 3:37 PM ET on Wednesday. Corey Kluber starts for Tampa Bay (-130 to win), and Frankie Montas is Oakland’s (+109) pick to start.

The betting trends in the article below use the latest odds as of May 4, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET.

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Rays vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kluber (TB) Pitcher Montas (OAK)
1 – 1 W/L 2 – 2
20.2 IP 29.2
3.05 ERA 4.25
1.161 WHIP 0.978
7.8 K/9 9.4
2.2 BB/9 2.4

Rays Probable Starter Corey Kluber

  • The Rays will send Kluber (1-1) to the mound to make his fifth start of the season. He is 1-1 with a 3.05 ERA and 18 strikeouts through 20 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent time out came on Friday against the Minnesota Twins, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up only one hit.
  • In four games this season, the 36-year-old has a 3.05 ERA and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The opposing Athletics offense has the 25th-ranked slugging percentage (.335) and is 20th in MLB play with 19 home runs. It has a collective .209 batting average, and is 25th in MLB with 164 total hits and 19th in MLB play scoring 92 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 4, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Kluber

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Elvis Andrus 16 .125 2 0 0 .176 .364
Tony Kemp 10 .100 1 0 0 .182 .282
Jed Lowrie 10 .200 2 0 1 .273 .473
Stephen Piscotty 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Chad Pinder 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Athletics Probable Starter Frankie Montas

  • The Athletics’ Montas (2-2) will make his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings while giving up five earned runs on five hits in a matchup with the Cleveland Guardians.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 4.25, a 3.875 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .978 in five games this season.
  • He has started five games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in three of them.
  • The Rays rank fifth in MLB with a .246 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks seventh in the league (.399) and 22 home runs.
  • The 29-year-old’s 4.25 ERA ranks 51st, .978 WHIP ranks 27th, and 9.4 K/9 ranks 18th among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 4, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Montas

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Lowe 12 .250 3 1 2 .250 .750
Kevin Kiermaier 9 .222 2 0 0 .300 .744
Mike Zunino 9 .111 1 0 0 .111 .333
Randy Arozarena 8 .125 1 0 0 .222 .347
Yandy Díaz 8 .250 2 0 0 .333 .583
Manuel Margot 6 .167 1 0 0 .286 .453
Brett Phillips 5 .200 1 1 2 .200 1.000
Harold Ramirez 4 .500 2 0 1 .500 1.000
Wander Franco 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have won 13 of the 21 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (61.9%).
  • Tampa Bay is 11-8 (winning 57.9% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -130 or shorter.
  • The Rays have an implied moneyline win probability of 56.5% in this game.
  • Tampa Bay has combined with opponents to go over the total 12 times this season for a 12-12-0 record against the over/under.
  • The Rays have a 10-14-0 record ATS this season (covering 41.7% of the time).
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have been underdogs in 18 games this season and won seven (38.9%) of those contests.
  • Oakland has a record of 6-9 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +109 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 47.8% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • So far this season, Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in 12 of their 24 games with a total.
  • In 24 games with a spread this season, the Athletics are 11-13-0 ATS.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Wander Franco has totaled 29 hits with a .560 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Rays. He’s hitting .319 with eight doubles, a triple, four home runs and four walks.
  • Franco ranks 15th in batting average, 55th in on base percentage, and 13th in slugging among qualifying hitters in MLB action.
  • Yandy Diaz has a .451 on-base percentage to pace his team. He has three doubles, two home runs and 15 walks while batting .318.
  • Among qualified hitters, Diaz’s batting average ranks 18th, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is 44th in the league in slugging.
  • Manuel Margot is batting .294 with three doubles, a triple and six walks.
  • Brandon Lowe has four doubles, three home runs and eight walks while hitting .189.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Wander Franco 91 .319 17 4 14 .344 .904
Randy Arozarena 91 .198 9 0 6 .232 .540
Brandon Lowe 90 .189 13 3 9 .253 .586
Manuel Margot 68 .294 6 0 10 .360 .728
Yandy Díaz 66 .318 11 2 6 .451 .906
Kevin Kiermaier 57 .193 8 2 7 .258 .609
Taylor Walls 52 .250 6 1 3 .381 .785
Mike Zunino 49 .143 4 2 6 .173 .459
Brett Phillips 40 .200 3 2 6 .256 .606
Harold Ramirez 39 .308 6 0 4 .378 .763

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sheldon Neuse has 25 hits and an OBP of .393 to go with a slugging percentage of .461. All three of those stats rank first among Oakland hitters this season.
  • Among all the qualified batters in the majors, Neuse’s batting average is 13th, his on-base percentage is 21st, and he is 41st in slugging percentatge.
  • Sean Murphy is batting .213 with a .449 slugging percentage and 15 RBI this year.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Murphy ranks 120th in batting average, 144th in on-base percentage and 46th in slugging percentage.
  • Tony Kemp has 18 hits this season and has a slash line of .234/.318/.260.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .182 with a .276 OBP and three RBI for Oakland this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 89 .213 12 4 15 .260 .709
Tony Kemp 77 .234 9 0 3 .318 .578
Elvis Andrus 77 .182 10 1 3 .276 .562
Sheldon Neuse 76 .329 9 2 14 .393 .854
Cristian Pache 76 .184 10 2 6 .205 .508
Seth Brown 68 .176 7 2 13 .260 .584
Chad Pinder 57 .298 7 3 9 .293 .802
Billy McKinney 47 .106 3 1 4 .173 .364
Kevin Smith 43 .233 4 1 6 .267 .662
Christian Bethancourt 39 .205 5 0 3 .262 .570

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