Predictions for Rays vs. Athletics: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – May 30

Thursday’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays (27-29) and Oakland Athletics (23-34) matching up at Tropicana Field has a projected final score of 6-5 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of the Rays, so expect a tight matchup. The game will begin at 1:10 PM ET on May 30.

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Rays vs. Athletics Matchup Info

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Rays vs. Athletics Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Rays 6, Athletics 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs

Rays vs. Athletics Betting Lines

Rays vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Rays -161 +136 8.5 -102 -118

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Rays Betting Insights

  • Tampa Bay has been the favorite in 36 games this season, and has come away with the win 18 times (50%) in those contests.
  • This season, the Rays have come away with a win four times in 11 chances when named as a favorite of at least -161 or better on the moneyline.
  • Tampa Bay’s games have gone over the total in 28 of 56 opportunities.
  • The Rays went 2-4 across the six games in which they were favored on the moneyline in their past 15 matchups.
  • Over its past 15 outings (all had set totals), Tampa Bay combined with its opponents to hit the over on the run total five times.

Athletics Betting Insights

  • Oakland has been the underdog on the moneyline 49 total times this season. It has finished 17-32 in those games.
  • The Athletics are 9-20 (winning only 31% of their games) when playing as a moneyline underdog of +136 or longer.
  • Oakland has had an over/under set by bookmakers 57 times, and it has combined with opponents to go over the total in 27 of those games (27-28-2).
  • In 12 games over their past 15 matchups when set as underdogs by sportsbooks, the Athletics had a record of 2-10.
  • In its past 15 games with a total, Oakland and its opponents are 5-9-1 when it comes to hitting the over.

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Rays vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

Rays’ Starting Pitcher: Shawn Armstrong

  • The 33-year-old has an ERA of 3.91 and 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .229 in 20 games this season.
  • This will be Shawn Armstrong’s first start this season with his team as the moneyline favorite.
  • Armstrong’s team has a 2-2 record in his starts this season.
  • In the four games Armstrong has started this season, the teams combined to hit the over on the point total each time.

Athletics’ Starting Pitcher: Hogan Harris

  • He has a 4.15 ERA and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are hitting .242 against him over his two games this season.
  • Hogan Harris and his team finished with a 1-5 record in the six games he appeared in when they were the underdog on the moneyline a season ago.
  • His team went 1-5 when he pitched in last season.
  • The games he pitched went over the run total set by sportsbooks in four of six opportunities last season.

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Rays’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 27-29
Home 16-18
Road 11-11
One-Run Games 10-4
Scoring 5+ Runs 16-4

Athletics’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 23-34
Home 13-16
Road 10-18
One-Run Games 9-9
Scoring 5+ Runs 11-2

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