On the evening of May 28, 2024, Tropicana Field will be the battleground for an exciting MLB engagement as the Oakland Athletics square off against the Tampa Bay Rays at 6:50 PM, under a forecast of light rain. Mitch Spence, holding an ERA of 4.091, will take the mound for the Athletics. His counterpart, Zack Littell of the Rays, will pitch with an impressive ERA of 3.416.

As for the standings, the Athletics are 13th in the AL West with a 22-33 record, a .400 winning percentage, and they are currently experiencing a minor setback with a recent losing streak. Conversely, the Rays, standing 9th in the AL East, hold a slightly better record at 26-28, with a .482 winning percentage and are coming off a recent win.

Focusing on their divisional performances, the Athletics have struggled, securing only 5 wins against 12 losses, whereas the Rays have a somewhat steadier division record of 9-11. Home and away game outcomes show distinct patterns: the Athletics fare moderately better at home, while the Rays display a balanced record both at home and on the road.

In terms of betting, the listed odds set the point spread at -1.5, with an over/under of 7.5. For those looking to bet on the teams directly, the Rays are favored with a money line of -166, while the Athletics are the underdogs at +139. This presents potential value for bettors believing in an Athletics upset or backing the Rays to continue their form.