Rays vs. Athletics Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics, 5/28/2018 Prediction & Odds

Two teams hovering around the .500 mark, who will move a step closer toward the playoff picture on Monday afternoon when the Oakland Athletics host the Tampa Bay Rays at 4:05PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

921 Tampa Bay Rays at 922 Oakland Athletics

Monday, May 28, 2018

4:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum

TV: SUN (TB); NSCA (Oak)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -130 to win. The Rays are getting a money line of +110 to prevail on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent of the wagers going on Tampa on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Tampa inching to .500

Tampa bounced back from a three-game losing streak last week by winning three of their last four games this weekend, including two against Baltimore. The Rays are now 25-26 overall and 14-13 on the road. Tampa is putting up 4.29 runs per game this season while allowing 4.37 per contest.

Chris Archer gets the start for the Rays on Monday. He has a 3-3 record through 11 starts. He has a 4.68 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP. Archer has pitched a total of 65.1 innings and has 22 walks with 63 strikeouts.

Oakland winners of 3 of 4 as well

The Athletics are on a similar trend to Tampa, winning three of their last four after beating the Diamondbacks in a series this past weekend. Oakland is now 28-25 overall and 14-12 at home. The Athletics are averaging 4.46 runs per game this season while allowing 4.54 per contest.

Trevor Cahill gets the start for the Athletics on Monday. Cahill has a 1-2 record through six starts this season. Cahill has a 2.75 ERS with a 0.97 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 36.0 innings and has 35 strikeouts with nine walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Tampa Bay

The Rays have won nine of their last 13 overall but they are just 3-7 in Archer’s last 10 starts on grass.


The Athletics have won four of their last five Monday games and 11 of their last 12 games against a team with a losing record.


The Rays have been playing well lately, but so has Oakland. The Athletics have the home-field advantage this afternoon and they have the better starter on the mound. Archer has potential, but hasn’t really shown it this season. Cahill has been able to limit his baserunners and lead Oakland to wins even if he hasn’t gotten them on his record.


The Pick: Oakland Athletics -130


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