Rays Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 8, 2021

Posted By Staff on May 8, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays (18-16) visit the Oakland Athletics (20-14) on Saturday at 4:07 PM ET. The Rays are favored on the moneyline (-148) against the underdog Athletics (+125). Tyler Glasnow starts for Tampa Bay while Oakland will counter with Frankie Montas.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 8, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Rays vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Glasnow (TB) Pitcher Montas (OAK)
4 – 1 W/L 3 – 2
43.2 IP 30.2
2.06 ERA 5.87
0.870 WHIP 1.470
13.2 K/9 8.5
3.1 BB/9 2.3

Rays Probable Starter Tyler Glasnow

  • Glasnow makes the start for the Rays, his eighth of the season. He is 4-1 with a 2.06 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Tuesday, the righty threw six innings against the Angels, giving up three earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • He meets an Athletics offense that ranks 16th in the league with 141 total runs scored while batting .219 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .388 slugging percentage (15th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 44 home runs (second in the league).
  • The Rays have been the moneyline favorite in six of Glasnow’s starts this season, and they went 4-2 in those games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Glasnow

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mitch Moreland 16 .312 5 1 3 .294 .982
Tony Kemp 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .600
Stephen Piscotty 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ramón Laureano 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Seth Brown 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Matt Chapman 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Matt Olson 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Elvis Andrus 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Vimael Machín 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Mark Canha 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167

Athletics Probable Starter Frankie Montás

  • The Athletics’ Montas (3-2) will make his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed seven hits in six innings against the Blue Jays.
  • The Rays rank 11th in MLB with 146 runs scored this season. They have a .223 batting average this campaign with 34 home runs (21st in the league).
  • His team is 1-2 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Montas

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Austin Meadows 7 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kevin Kiermaier 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .857
Mike Zunino 7 .143 1 0 0 .143 .429
Brandon Lowe 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Joey Wendle 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willy Adames 4 .500 2 0 0 .500 1.250
Brett Phillips 3 .333 1 1 2 .333 1.666
Francisco Mejía 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.667
Yandy Díaz 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.667

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays average 5.5 runs per road game while scoring 3.1 per contest at home.
  • The Rays are the 11th-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.3 runs per game (146 total).
  • The Rays have won seven of the 15 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (46.7%).
  • Tampa Bay is 4-5 (winning 44.4% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -148 or shorter.
  • Tampa Bay has played in 34 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 19 times (19-15).
  • Tampa Bay has a 2-1 record over the three games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have scored the 16th-most runs in the league this season with 141 (4.1 per game).
  • In home games this season, they have scored a total of 91 runs (4.1 per game) while pushing across 50 total away from RingCentral Coliseum, an average of 4.2 per contest.
  • The Athletics have won five, or 41.7%, of the 12 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Oakland is 3-4 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +125 or more on the moneyline.
  • Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 33 games with a total this season.
  • In three games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Oakland has a record of 1-2.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Joey Wendle is hitting .293 with nine doubles, three home runs and seven walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Wendle’s .475 SLG ranks 11th.
  • Austin Meadows has hit seven home runs with 17 RBI. Both pace his team.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Meadows’ 7 HR rank 17th.

Rays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Lowe 113 .186 13 5 14 .287 .641
Randy Arozarena 113 .257 18 3 12 .349 .730
Austin Meadows 110 .200 16 7 17 .323 .768
Willy Adames 108 .185 10 3 8 .221 .545
Yandy Díaz 104 .260 9 0 9 .398 .686
Manuel Margot 102 .245 13 3 17 .291 .683
Joey Wendle 99 .293 20 3 16 .349 .824
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 75 .160 5 0 5 .241 .454
Kevin Kiermaier 69 .217 8 0 5 .280 .570
Michael Brosseau 68 .176 9 2 8 .243 .567

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Matt Olson is batting .269 this season with a team-high seven home runs.
  • Olson ranks 17th in HR among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Ramon Laureano leads Oakland in home runs with seven while driving in 15 runs and slugging .500.
  • Among qualified hitters, Laureano ranks 17th in HR in the league.

Athletics Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ramón Laureano 120 .250 20 7 15 .323 .823
Mark Canha 119 .252 27 5 9 .390 .810
Jed Lowrie 117 .282 17 3 22 .349 .793
Matt Chapman 115 .200 14 5 14 .309 .700
Elvis Andrus 108 .148 7 0 4 .190 .366
Matt Olson 104 .269 16 7 20 .336 .874
Sean Murphy 82 .207 9 4 13 .343 .745
Stephen Piscotty 72 .208 6 3 7 .288 .663
Mitch Moreland 71 .211 9 4 12 .293 .701
Seth Brown 51 .255 6 4 9 .309 .838

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